This course provides a solid understanding on the fundamentals of the following critical infrastructure systems: electric power systems, telecommunication networks, water distribution networks, and transportation networks. To understand how to model and simulate simple instances of these networks. It introduces general tools for modeling such systems (automata, Petri-nets, graph theory, conservation laws, differential and algebraic equations, partial differential equations) and general tools for simulating and analyzing such systems (discrete event simulation, steady-state methods, state-space, design of algorithms).
By the end of the course students will obtain the fundamentals skills required to model the most important critical infrastructure system components and the systems as a whole for the following infrastructures: electric power systems, telecommunication networks, water distribution networks, and transportation networks. They will also be able to simulate simple cases for these systems under steady state and faulty conditions.