INTEGRATED COMPUTER MODEL FOR ANALYZING MODAL SHIFTS DUE TO CHANGES IN COSTS AND CONDITIONS

The work performed on the Freight Transport Network Model at Wayne State University is described. The work builds a comprehensive network model that could predict the modal-share competitive impact of various changes in costs and physical facilities. There are basically five varieties of data or analytical procedures contained in the model. There are: the interregional flows by commodity; the networks, links, and routes over which physical goods move; data defining the characteristics of the networks over which the goods move; analytical models which translate the characteristics into costs, rates, and other attributions which are transmitted to, or are perceived by, transportation decision makers; and analytical models simulating the joint routing decisions of owners-of-goods and transporters. The usefulness of the model is that the effects of changing the characteristics of the transportation links may be evaluated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Joint National Meeting of the Institute of Management Sciences and the Operations Research Society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 30, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Wayne State University

    School of Business Administration
    Detroit, MI  USA  48202

    General Motors Corporation

    Warren, MI  USA  48090
  • Authors:
    • BUSHNELL, R C
    • Low, J T
    • Pearsall, E
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-S-02-4136
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM