This paper reviews 15 simulation models associated with various aspects of freeway vehicular traffic. They range from special-purpose programs directed toward studying the impact of trucks on the traffic flow to general-purpose programs that include most known variables of importance. The models are compared against a baseline of eight features that are regarded as both desirable and independent of specific simulation purpose. Most of these features typically represent characteristics that are of value to a potential user in making a choice as to which model would best serve his needs. Concurrently it is represented that these features could furnish a baseline to accomplish a certain amount of standardization. Each model is treated briefly in terms of these featues and other special attributes. An overall comparison table is developed for easy reference as to the basic purpose and characteristics of each model.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 29-41
  • Monograph Title: Traffic flow: theory and practice
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  • Accession Number: 00080999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023521
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRR No. 505
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM