The results of a series of studies relating to simulation and analysis of inland waterway transportation systems are presented. Problems in waterway simulation experimentation, including determining the length of the transient period, identifying locks with Poisson arrival processes, and statistical analysis of autocorrelated data, are investigated. A system simulation model is used to study the operational effects of alternative means for increasing the utilization of existing capacity. A single lock simulator is applied to determine the effects of different lock processing rules, pleasure craft, and chamber separation on tow delays at various traffic levels. Several empirical equations for predicting the equilibrium speed of a tow in a river channel are derived by multiple linear regression analysis. Finally, the components and interrelationships of a comprehensive waterway systems planning methodology are described, with emphasis upon techniques for predicting waterway transportation demand.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This work was performed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Central Division, under contract No. DACW23-72-C-0009.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Pennsylvania Transportation and Traffic Safety Center
    University Park, PA  United States  16802
  • Authors:
    • Carroll, J L
    • Bronzini, M S
    • Hayward, J C
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 131 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TTSC 7212 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DACW23-72-C-0009
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM