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.
- Research study title: Urban Highway Operations Research and Implementation Area 8 - Operational Evaluation and Analysis.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
Austin, TX United States 78763
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Barnes, K E
- Publication Date: 1992-12
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 42 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Analysis; Case studies; Cost effectiveness; Design; Freeways; Output; Project management; Simulation; Urban areas
- Uncontrolled Terms: Input; Macroscopic models; Microscopic models
- Old TRIS Terms: Project analysis; Urban freeways
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Design; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;
- 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