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Transport Systems

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Course Unit Code546-0761/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory type B
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
LAP20prof. Ing. Vladimír Lapčík, CSc.
Transportation affects on environmental quality very badly. Subject is focused on common traffic systems, which are using in Czech Republic. Students are taking up with energetic and economic aspects of individual traffic systems and fundamentals of traffic constructions. Students are also taking up with environmental impact on individual traffic systems. Main attention is focused on environmental effect of automobile transporation.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The target of the subject is acquainting of students with impact of common traffic systems on the environment.
Course Contents
1. Role of transport in the Czech Republic and in Europe. Types of transport, their tasks and cooperation. Types of transport and their energy efficiency, economic point of view in transport.
2. Road transport (development of transport net in the Czech Republic, development of road net in the Czech Republic).
3. Construction of road net (types of roadways, drainage of roads and motorways, roadsides, additional lanes, bridges, tunnels, ecoducts). Car parks, stops and breakdown areas.
4. Railway transport (development of railway net, beginnings of railway operation on territory of the Czech Republic).
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
PATZEK, T. W.: The Real Biofuel Cycle. Berkeley: University of California, 2006. 48 p.
DORA, C., PHILLIPS, M. (eds.): Transport, environment and health (WHO Regional Publication, European series, Nr. 89). Copenhagen: WHO, 2000, 81 p.
LAPČÍK, V.: Environmental Impact Assessment of Railway Lines. Scientific Papers of the University of Pardubice, Series B, 2003, Nr. 9, pp. 173-192. ISBN 80-7194-605-2, ISSN 1211-6610
Environmental Technologies and Eco-innovation in the Czech Republic. Praha: CENIA, 2009. 115 p. ISBN 978-80-85087-69-7
ADAMEC, V. a kol.: Doprava, zdraví a životní prostředí. Praha: Grada Publishing, a.s., 2008, 160 s. ISBN 978-80-247-2156-9
LAPČÍK, V.: Průmyslové technologie a jejich vliv na životní prostředí. Ostrava: VŠB-TU, 2009, II. doplněné vydání 2011, 362 s. ISBN 978-80-248-2015-6
BENCKO, V., PETANOVÁ, J., TUČEK, M.: Vliv dopravních emisí na imunitu člověka. Alergie, 2006, Supplementum 2, s. 57-58. ISSN 1212-687X
PATZEK, T. W.: The Real Biofuel Cycle [online]. Berkeley: University of California, 2006, 48 s. Dostupné z:
Recommended Reading:
ADAMEC, V., DVOŘÁKOVÁ, P., JEDLIČKA, J. et al.: Dangerous Matter and the Traffic Wastes. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Scientific Conference Safety Engineering. Ostrava: VŠB-TUO, 2006, pp. 1-11. ISBN 80-248-1185-5, ISSN 1801-1764
TIITA, P., RAUNEMAA, T., TISSARI, J. et al.: Measurement and modelling of PM2,5 concentrations near major road in Kuopio, Finland. Atmospheric Environment, 2002, Vol. 36, No. 25, pp. 4057-4068. ISSN 1352-2310
BERGLUND, B., LINDVALL, T., SCHWELA, H., D.: Guidelines for Community Noise. Geneva: World Health Organization, 1999. 161 p.
FARAGO, M. E., KANAVAGH, R., BLANKS, R.: Platinum metal concentrations in urban road dust and soil in the United Kingdom. Fresenius´Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 1996, Vol. 354, pp. 660-663. ISSN 0937-0633
ADAMEC, V., DUFEK, J., JEDLIČKA, J. a kol.: Znečištění ovzduší z dopravy. Ochrana ovzduší, příloha Kompendium ochrany kvality ovzduší, část 5, 2005, roč. 17, č. 2, 27 s. ISSN 1211-0337
DANĚK, J.: Technologie dopravy. Ostrava: VŠB-TUO, 1999, 116 s. ISBN 80-7078-659-0
KAUN, M.: Základy dopravních staveb. Praha: ČVUT, 1996, 101 s.
LAPČÍK, V.: Environmental Impact Assessment of Railway Lines. Scientific Papers of the University of Pardubice, Series B, 2003, Nr. 9, pp. 173-192. ISBN 80-7194-605-2, ISSN 1211-6610
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit33 17
        ExaminationExamination67 34