A MODEL FOR THE MONTE CARLO SIMULATION OF TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG TWO-LANE SINGLE-CARRIAGEWAY RURAL ROADS

The simulation traffic model describes the behavior of a traffic stream by considering in detail the behavior of individual vehicles as they traverse a given section of road. As a first step, an input set of vehicles is described which, when aggregated, represent the total traffic stream to be simulated. The vehicles are input onto the road at intervals specified from a headway distribution, and advanced along the road in a manner governed by a pre-determined set of rules. The position of all vehicles on the road is continuously examined on an event basis. Roadway geometry and the presence of other vehicles on the road--factors which affect the basic speed of the vehicle--are described. The combined effect of both these factors is also discussed. The input required to run the model, and the results and analyses which can be output are outlined. Calibration and validation of submodels are covered. Past and proposed future applications of the model are noted. An appendix gives a brief description of the equipment used to collect the vehicle data for the calibration and valibation of the model.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

    Olaus Magnus vaeg 35
    Linkoeping,   Sweden  SE-581 95
  • Authors:
    • GYNNERSTEDT, G
    • CARLSSON, A
    • Westerlund, B
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI Report No. 43
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM