Department of Civil and Construction
Engineering, Western Michigan University CCE 696 Systems Analysis Spring 2006 Instructor: Professor JunSeok Oh [jun.oh@wmich.edu] 

Course
Description
Introduction to systems approach to analyze and design civil systems. Identification and formulation of civil engineering systems. Modeling the problems and their solution techniques. Modeling approaches include linear programming, simplex method, network analysis, simulation, and decision theory.
Course Objective
The objective of this course is to teach students the fundamental elements in civil systems and how to develop models for analyzing and designing civil systems. By the end of this course, students should be able to apply these basic skills to their research problems.
Course Outcomes
Prerequisites and Requirements
Graduate status or approval by instructor
Textbooks
Grading

20% 20% 20% 40% 
Homework Assignments and Exams
All class assignments are due on the day and time assigned. Late assignment will NOT be accepted for grade. There will be a midterm and a final exam.
Academic Honesty
You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate (pp. 274276) or Graduate (pp. 2628) Catalog that pertain Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with me if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.
Course Outline
1. Introduction ([ASW] Ch. 1, [RWW] Ch. 1)
1.1. Systems Analysis
1.2. Problem Solving and Decision Making
1.3. Quantitative Analysis and Decision Making
1.4. Models of Cost, Revenue, and Profit
1.5. Management Science Techniques2. Linear Programs ([ASW] Ch. 2 to 6, [RWW] Ch. 1 to 4)
2.1. Problem Formulation
2.2. Graphical Solution Procedure
2.3. Simplex Procedure
2.4. Sensitivity Analysis
2.5. Duality
2.6. Applications
2.7. Computer Software (e.g., Excel, MATLAB)
3. Fundamentals of Network Models ([ASW] Ch. 7 to 9, [RWW] Ch. 6)
3.1. Graphical Representation
3.2. Network Characteristics
3.3. Conservation of Flow
3.4. Algebraic Structure
3.5. Network Flow Problems
4. Project Scheduling: PERT/CPM ([ASW] Ch. 10, [RWW] Ch. 8)
4.1. Project Scheduling with Known Activity Times
4.2. Project Scheduling with Uncertain Activity Times
4.3. Considering TimeCost TradeOffs
5. Simulation ([ASW] Ch. 13)
5.1. Simulation Concepts
5.2. Random Number Generator
5.3. Simulation Applications
5.4. Traffic Simulation
6. Decision Making ([ASW] Ch. 14 and 15, [RWW] Ch. 9)
6.1. Decision Making Using Deterministic Models
6.2. Decision Making Under Uncertainty
6.3. Monte Carlo Simulation
6.4. Multicriteria Decision Making
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