COMPUTER-ANIMATED SIMULATION MODELS: A TOOL FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

The role of computer animation in visualizing the behavior of simulation models of complex processes and systems is described. The results of a demonstration project applying this technique to transportation planning are reported and analyzed. The study involved the modeling and display of passenger flow in a subway station. It was carried out by using SIMULOGO, a new discrete-event simulation language, and ZAPP, a new computer animation system, which are discussed in the paper. Planned extensions and elaborations of these facilities to provide a comprehensive and responsive environment for transportation systems modeling are outlined.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 33-44
  • Monograph Title: Mode-change facilities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902465X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1981 12:00AM