In recent times a need has developed for methods and models which may be used to simulate vehicle movements and travel demands in small-scale networks. These networks might represent a small part of an urban area in which particular aspects of traffic movements and congestion, environment and/or transport planning, and traffic regulation policies might require investigations. Typically such investigations would consider a relatively short time duration, such as a peak period. This thesis describes an attempt to construct a traffic model for use in such networks. In the body of this thesis the model is termed the "local area traffic model". The development and construction of the model may be divided into a number of phases. Firstly, reviews were made to reveal: (I) the development of traffic assignment models in general, and the assumed path selection mechanisms used in such models (chapter 2); (II) studies of the observed behaviour of drivers and their route selection criteria (chapter 3); (III) some existing traffic assignment models used for small-scale networks (chapter 4); and (IV) various problems, theories and algorithms concerned with the determination of paths through networks (chapter 5). (A) /TRRL/

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    Monash University

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    Clayton, Victoria  Australia  3800
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  • Publication Date: 1976-12


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 459 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Thesis
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM