11.544J / 1.200J / ESD.21J
Transportation Systems Analysis: Performance and Optimization

Problem-motivated introduction to methods, models and tools for the analysis and design of transportation networks including their planning, operations and control. Capacity of critical elements of transportation networks. Traffic flows and deterministic and probabilistic delay models. Formulation of optimization models for planning and scheduling of freight, transit and airline systems, and their solution using software packages. User-and system-optimal traffic assignment. Control of traffic flows on highways, urban grids, and airspace. Prerequisites: permission of instructor