Although simulation has been shown to be a valuable tool for the design and analysis of complex transportation systems, the use of available simulations by transportation planners has been constrained by the difficulties in assessing the applicability of a particular model and, then, understanding the operation of the model well enough to apply it effectively. The use of computer-generated films to supplement conventional documentation is proposed as a means to efficiently disseminate information about models to potential users. These films can show which real-world features are and are not explicitly represented in the model and show in an easily assinilated graphic form the complexities of model dynamics. Two computer-generated color films have been produced that illustrate the application of this type of documentation. One film shows the operation of the urban traffic network simulation model. The second film illustrates the application of the film techniques that document the transit station simulation model. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 34-37
  • Monograph Title: Innovations in Transportation System Planning
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025982
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM