ENGRCEE 221B Transportation Systems Analysis II (2016-2017)

ENGRCEE 221B Transportation Systems Analysis II

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 221B Transportation Systems Analysis II (Credit Units: 4) Advanced mathematical methods and models to address logistics and urban transportation problems. Topics include network flows, advanced optimization techniques, network models, and heuristic algorithms. Prerequisite: CEE221A; graduate standing or consent of instructor. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:

Class notes and handouts from instructor

Published papers from various Journals

Wilfred W. Recker
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Basic knowledge of linear optimization techniques, basic knowledge of transportation systems analysis

Lecture Topics:
  • Review of Simplex
  • Integrated ramp metering optimization
  • Optimization of arterial networks
  • Applications to disaster response
  • Multi-objective ramp metering application
  • Network flow
  • Set covering problems
  • Nonlinear signal optimization
  • Taylor series approximations
  • Piecewise linearization
  • Gradient search techniques
  • Heuristic algorithms
  • Simulated annealing
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Stochastic programming
  • Activity-based algorithms
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Excel and/or Matlab and/or C++ or other language

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Final: 40%
  • Projects: 60%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
May 7, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr