University of Calgary

ENCI 717 - Dynamic Traffic Flow and Network Modelling - Winter 2024

Fundamental traffic flow characteristics; moving bottlenecks and standing queues; macroscopic traffic flow models, shockwave theory and queuing theory; Traffic instabilities such as capacity drop, wide moving jams and hysteresis loops; Higher order traffic models; Microscopic models (i.e. car-following models); Static assignment including the concepts of user equilibrium and system optimum, shortest path and Braece paradox; Formulation of traffic assignment as a mathematic programming and solution algorithm; Basic concepts of dynamic traffic assignment including dynamic network loading and route choice; advanced traffic management with particular emphasis on advanced traffic management and control and discussion of microscopic simulation models.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Consent of the Department. Also known as: (formerly Civil Engineering 703)


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