Latest trends in micro simulation : an application of the PARAMICS model

Show simple item record Krogscheepers, Christoff Kacir, Kent 2008-12-02T11:38:41Z 2008-12-02T11:38:41Z 2001-07
dc.description This paper was transferred from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material on the CD ROM was published using Adobe Acrobat technology. The original CD ROM was produced by Document Transformation Technologies Postal Address: PO Box 560 Irene 0062 South Africa. Tel.: +27 12 667 2074 Fax: +27 12 667 2766 E-mail: URL: en_US
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 20th Annual South African Transport Conference 16 - 20 July 2001 "Meeting the transport challenges in Southern Africa", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. ABSTRACT: Transportation systems have become more complex and frequently congested.As a result, microscopic simulation has gained recognition as an effective way for quantifying traffic operations. Microscopic simulation models can address various types of network issues, and in more recent developments they also provide a tool for evaluating Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS),Travel Demand Management (TDM),Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)and Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS).With the constant increase in desktop computing power, the use of microscopic simulation models to model real applications are becoming more widespread. A variety of microscopic simulation models are currently available from academic and commercial sources, and new models are continually being developed. This paper presents a brief overview of available microscopic simulation models, a description of different simulation techniques and modelling approaches with examples and specific references to the PARAMICS model. The authors of this paper have recent detailed experience in working with the PARAMICS model and see the need to expose the traffic engineering community within South Africa to what is sometimes called the “new generation ”of simulation models. The PARAMICS model is a suite of software tools for microscopic simulation that includes time-step traffic simulation of freeway, surface street and dense network operations. This paper presents several real-world examples of the application of PARAMICS to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of micro-simulation. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Krogscheepers, C & Kacir, K 2001, 'Latest trends in micro simulation : an application of the PARAMICS model', Paper presented to the 20th Annual South African Transport Conference, South Africa, 16 - 20 July. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0620277653
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SATC en_US
dc.relation.ispartof SATC 2001
dc.rights University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Transportation systems en_US
dc.subject Micro simulation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- South Africa -- Congresses
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation
dc.title Latest trends in micro simulation : an application of the PARAMICS model en_US
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