This purpose of this course is to provide a solid understanding of the following critical infrastructure systems: electric power systems, telecommunication networks, water distribution networks, and transportation networks. To model and analyze these systems using advanced network simulators. To understand the practical problems in their control, and management, and to obtain practical skills related to the design and operation of these systems under normal and faulty conditions.
The students are expected to be able to model the most important critical infrastructure system components and be able to analyze them under steady state conditions. Moreover, they should be able to design and simulate these systems according to given operational criteria and constraints. Finally students should understand the technical, economic, and environmental implications of the design and operation of critical infrastructure systems.