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University of Leeds
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three full days
Short Course
Consultants, local and central government officers, researchers and other transport professionals
University of Leeds, Leeds, LS29JT, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Introduction to SATURN

This 3-day course introduces SATURN (Simulation and Assignment of Traffic to Urban Road Networks) software.

Participants explore the features of the latest software release through practical exercises incorporating significant hands-on experience. The course has been developed in conjunction with experienced practitioners from the sector, including the Greater Manchester Transportation Unit (GMTU). It covers the theoretical principles underlying the model; the mechanics of network building; running the programs and analysing the outputs; the issues of calibration and
validation; forecasting and appraisal for new developments and road schemes; and presents evidence from real life studies.

It is suitable for those who have little familiarity with, or no formal training in, SATURN and for anyone wishing to understand the principles of congested network assignment models.

Outline programme
•  Introduction
•  Assignment
•  Simulation
•  Network Building 1: Data Collection
•  Network Building 2: Coding
•  The Assignment-Simulation Loop
•  Calibration and Validation
•  Use of Interactive Graphical Analysis (P1X)
•  Applications of SATURN 1: Forecasting for Developments and Road Schemes
•  Applications of SATURN 2: Introduction to Appraisal (Tuba etc.)

The course will be held in ITS training facilities at the University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT. The fee includes learning materials, lunch and refreshments during the course and a course dinner on the evening of 15th September. Overnight accommodation is not included, but details of local hotels are available on request.

The course can also be delivered as bespoke or in-company training on a date and at a location chosen by the client organisation.

The course will be led by Dirck Van Vliet, with other expert contributions from GMTU, Highways Agency and ITS. For further information about the course, its content or relevance to your work please contact Andrew Koh, Course Co-ordinator, by telephone on 0113 343 5345 or by email to: [email protected]

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