342-0967/02 – Transportation Theory (TD)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of TransportCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Dušan Teichmann, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Dušan Teichmann, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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TEI72 doc. Ing. Dušan Teichmann, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 25+0
Part-time Examination 25+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Course deals with a methods for complex optimization in transportation systems. Course develops a knowlidge of students in optimization conventional methods (graph theory, mathematical programming, queuing theory) heuristics and metaheuristics approaches and evolutionary optimization approaches and their applications for management of transportation systems.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Other activities


Course deal with applications of optimizing methods in transportation systems. In the course the emphasis will be on perfect mastery of the methodology of mathematical modeling of the solved processes taking into account all the decisive factors and the specifics influenced by the optimized process, using the knowledge gained from the subjects focused on technology and management in the given mode of transportation. In the case of transportation processes, the modeling of which can be used for more optimization approaches, the student will know their advantages and disadvantages and make the selection of the most suitable one.

Compulsory literature:

ANBUUDAYASANKEAR, S., P.; GANESH, K.: Models for Practical Routing Problems in Logistics: Design and Practices. Springer, 2014. ISBN 978-3-319-05035-5 ORTÚZAR, J.de D.; WILLUMSEN, L., G.: Modelling Transport. Wiley and sons: 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-76039-0 SCHOBEL, A.: Optimization in Public Transportation - Stop Location, Delay Management and Tariff Zone Design in Public Transportation Network. Springer, 2006. ISBN 978-0-387-32896-6

Recommended literature:

BEKTAS, T.: Freight Transport and Distribution: Concepts and Optimisation Models. CRC Press, 2017. ISBN 978-14-822-5870-7 CEDER, A.: Public Transit Planning and Operation: Modeling, Practice and Behavior. CRC Press, 2015. ISBN 978-14-665-6391-9 HOLTVOGT, N.: The Service Routing Problem: Modeling and Solution Approaches. Kölner Wissenschaftsverlag, 2012. ISBN 978-39-427-2011-3

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral examination.


Other requirements

Semestral project on the defined topic and its presentation before examiner.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Traditional four steps transportation modeling. 2. Braess´s paradox. 3. Advanced chapters of facility location analysis. 4. Facility Location Problem and its aplications in transportation and logistics. 5. Transporation networks vulnerability. 6. Subnet generation problem. 7. Tariff zones design problem. 8. Blocking theory in transportation systems. 9. Transportation elements accumulation proces. 10. Travelling Salesman Problem and Vehicle Routing Problem. 11. Rural Postman Problem, Windy Postman Problem and Municipal Solid Waste System. 12. Operational Planning and Management in Transportation Systems. 13. Integrated approaches to optimization problems in public transporation (design network-timetable-vehicles and crew scheduling). 14. Delay Management Models. 15. Minimization of bus stop number in terminals, train platforming problem. 16. Periodical timetable and their optimization. 17. Advanced models for signal plans design (dynamic signal plans, network coordination). 18. Car Sharing a Vehicle Platooning Models. 19. Fleet Management. 20. Container Loading Problem.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P1041D040005) Transport Systems K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P1041D040005) Transport Systems P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P1041D040005) Transport Systems K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P1041D040005) Transport Systems P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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