AN AIRPORT GROUND TRAFFIC MODEL

The increasing level of traffic congestion in urban areas has made the ground access component of air travel of greater importance for both the air passenger and the community in general. Accordingly, it is essential that there exist adequate techniques for forecasting the ground vehicular traffic generated by major airports. This paper describes the development and application of a model which relates the traffic generated at an airport to the scheduled airline movements. The model is similar in concept to that of unitgraph theory which is widely used in the field of hydrology. Certain special features made the basic theory suitable for airport traffic generation modelling. The incorporation of positive and negative time lags enables arriving and departing flights to be treated within the same framework. The development and application of the model is based on data collected at tullamarine airport, Melbourne, Australia during August 1976. (A)

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    ARRB Group Limited

    500 Burwood Highway
    Vermont South, Victoria    3133
  • Authors:
    • Apelbaum, J P
    • Richardson, A J
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Accession Number: 00188628
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM