NEW! - Course updated to cover new features of latest TRANSYT (TRANSYT 15.5)
This two-day TRANSYT 15 course is aimed at those involved in the design and operation of traffic management and control. It is also suitable to anyone evaluating designs of individual or linked traffic signals and fully or partially signalled networks, such as those at signalised roundabouts. The aim of the course is to provide delegates with a grounding in how to use TRANSYT by explaining all of the main features of the program through a sensible mix of presentations, demonstrations and practical sessions.
The course is suitable for beginners, although familiarity with basic traffic engineering terms and ideas is assumed. Experienced users can also benefit from the course, since they provide an opportunity to try out new features in the software.
Presentations will describe the TRANSYT method and how to apply it. The relevant traffic principles, modelling of networks, input and output, and the many optional facilities are explained. The course uses the very latest release of TRANSYT 15 and explains the use of the graphical network diagram facility as well as the many other key features.
The course content includes a mix of presentations (from TRL staff), demonstrations and exercises including the following:
- General basics of urban traffic control
- Relevant traffic principles, network modelling, offset and split optimisation
- 'Using TRANSYT' overview
- Explanation of all of TRANSYT's traffic models
- Network construction (from scratch) using Network Diagram
- Data-entry screens, data grids
- Speeding up network construction using library Files
- Graphical interface: additional tools and features
- Cycle time optimisation and use of multiple different cycle times within a network
- Detailed Interpretation of main output and results
- Use of traffic flow overlays and many other network diagram features
- Interpretation of graph types (including time distance diagrams)
- Priority junctions: pure give-ways (with and without use of new Priority Object), signalled give-ways, opposed right-turn movements, flares, indirect traffic control and mutual opposition situations
- Details of TRANSYT: multiple greens periods, bus and tram modelling, stops and delay, cruise speed measurement and sensitivity.
- Using TRANSYT to model signalised roundabouts (including the effective application of weighting factors)
- Multiple practical sessions
- Hints, tips and insight into future versions only we can provide