A Comparative Study of Weaving Sections in TRANSIMS and Highway Capacity Manual

Weaving is defined as the crossing of two or more traffic streams traveling in the same direction along a significant length of the highway without the aid of traffic control devices. The traditional methods used for the design and operational analysis of a highway are found in the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM). These traditional methods use road geometry and traffic volume as input and provide an estimate of the speed as an output. TRANSIMS is a new computer simulation package in transportation that can be used as an analysis as well as a planning tool. The Microsimulator in TRANSIMS deals with the actual simulation of traffic on roadways. This research evaluates the TRANSIMS Microsimulator, compares it with the traditional HCM in modeling the weaving sections on a freeway, and makes recommendations. This research also compares the modeling strategies and provides analysis of the output.

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    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061

    Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center

    Pennsylvania State University
    201 Transportation Research Building
    University Park, PA  United States  16802-4710
  • Authors:
    • Jillella, Srinivas
    • Hobeika, Antoine
  • Publication Date: 2001-6


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 134p

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  • Accession Number: 01046055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: UTC, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2007 8:46AM