The most realistic method of quantitatively approaching airport landside traffic problems appears to be computer simulation of airport landside traffic flows. This paper describes how the simulation of the landside portion of an airport complex can be used to represent or model the airport landside system to accurately determine the flow and holding capacity and the associated delays of the airport landside. A review of existing computer simulation models indicates that the Bechtel and TAMS models are most suitable for this purpose. They can produce the required distributions of delay, queue lengths, and occupancies for the boundaries specified. The major adaptation that would appear necessary to complete the landside analysis capability would be including a model of the curbside as a server of finite capacity rater than representing the time spent at curbside as a dwell time.

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    • McCabe, Lawrence
    • Carberry, Thomas
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 112-122
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  • Accession Number: 00131164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Files: TSR, TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM