TRUCKSIM Framework for Designing Truck Climbing Lanes

The paper describes the TruckSIM framework for modeling vehicle motion along roadway sections by considering both the longitudinal and lateral forces acting on a vehicle. In doing so, the tool reflects the impact of horizontal and vertical alignment on a vehicle’s longitudinal motion. The model is capable of reading Global Positioning System (GPS) (longitude, latitude, and altitude), roadway, and vehicle data. The paper demonstrates the validity of the software modeling procedures against field data and the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) procedures. It is anticipated that by automating the design procedures and considering different vehicle and roadway characteristics on truck motion, the TruckSIM software will be of considerable assistance to traffic engineers in the design of roadways.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01049630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-0577
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 5:10PM