CONSIDERATIONS IN THE APPLICATION OF FREEWAY COMPUTER SIMULATION MODELS TO PROJECT EVALUATION. INTERIM REPORT

Improvements or new construction of freeways can benefit from tools to evaluate various design alternatives. The use of a computer model to evaluate project alternatives is the most cost effective method, but often times the least understood. This research study focuses on characteristics of and the process of choosing a freeway simulation model. The input, output and possible applications of several freeway simulation models are listed and a case study highlighting the output from each model is presented for comparison. Finally, a ranking of the freeway models is presented for particular applications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: Urban Highway Operations Research and Implementation Area 8 - Operational Evaluation and Analysis.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Barnes, K E
  • Publication Date: 1992-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00628814
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-92/1232-11, Res Rept 1132-11, TTI: 2-18-90/4-1232
  • Contract Numbers: Study 2-18-90/4-1232
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 14 2002 12:00AM