Simulation by computer is being increasingly used to analyse the operations of transport systems. Although a relatively new analytical tool, it is gaining acceptance by the managers and operators of transport systems as a valuable decision support tool. Whilst various types of simulation are outlined in the paper, "discrete event simulation" is primarily dealt with. This allows the sequential activities which occur in a transport system to be simulated and analysed. This methodology can be applied to a wide range of transport operations, such as ports, railroads, mining haulage, airports, roadway intersections, etc. The paper gives those involved in transport management an introduction to computer simulation, how it is used, its application in transport and some considerations for managers contemplating use of simulation. Discussion of esoteric simulation or computer maters is not attempted. (Author/TRRL)

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 137-147
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 84/9

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  • Accession Number: 00396112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-85825-212-0
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM