# ENGRCEE 226A Traffic Flow Theory I (2013-2014)

#### ENGRCEE 226A Traffic Flow Theory I

**ENGRCEE 226A Traffic Flow Theory I (Credit Units: 4)** Traffic measurement and fundamental speed-density-flow relationships. Kinematic models. Shock waves. Statistical-kinetic theory of traffic. Introductory car-following principles and stability. Gap acceptance. Platoon dispersion. Two-fluid model. Queueing process. Mulit-regime and catastrophe models. Higher-order continuum models. Microscopic and macroscopic simulation.
Grad students only. (Design units: 0)

- Daganzo, C.F. Fundamentals of Transportation and Traffic Operations, Pergamon, 1997.
- Traffic flow theory: A state-of-the-art report, http://www.tfhrc.gov/its/tft/tft.htm

Knowledge of basic probability and statistics

- Introduction: ITS, transportation network;
- Microscopic traffic parameters; Macroscopic traffic parameters; Observations
- Car-following models and simulations
- Fundamental diagram, shock waves, rarefaction waves
- LWR model, review of PDE; Riemann problem, numerical methods
- Network models; network simulator

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

- Use of spreadsheet software; Matlab; C/C++
- Use of online collaboration applications

None.

- Homework: 30%
- Project(s): 20%
- Final: 30%
- Research Paper: 20%
- Total: 100%

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