TRAFFIC ACCIDENT SIMULATION USING INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICS. FINAL REPORT

The primary goal of this project was to assemble the hardware and software necessary to form a prototype desktop video animation workstation to support traffic accident reconstruction. This goal was accomplished. The workstation is an IBM-PC/AT compatible (ISA) microcomputer based on the Intel 80386 Microprocessor and 80287 floating point co-processor. A truevision Targa-16 graphics adapter and VDI/O RGB to NTSC converter was installed in the computer. A BCD-4000 animation controller was also installed and was connected to a Sony VO-5850 3/4" U-Matic editing recorder. TOPAS Animator from AT&T Graphics Software Labs was used as the animation software. Two FORTRAN 77 interface subroutines were developed to interface to TOPAS. AMFTOPAS.FOR is an ASCII model file interface code for building TOPAS models with custom codes. ANITOPAS.FOR is an animation script file interface code for creating TOPAS animation scripts with custom codes. These subroutines have been successfully used to create vehicle and terrain model file generators, as well as vehicle trajectory animation scripts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana Tech University, Ruston

    College of Engineering, P.O. Box 10348
    Ruston, LA  United States  71272-0046

    Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

    1201 Capitol Access Road, P.O. Box 94245
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70804-9245

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, D O
    • Guice, L K
    • Rocke, P L
  • Publication Date: 1991-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 103 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00624988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/LA-90/232, LTU-COE-SAIL-90081
  • Contract Numbers: LTRC Proj 88-1SS, State Proj 736-12-71
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 24 1996 12:00AM