INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICS FOR STATION SIMULATION MODELS

A model developed for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) as an aid to the designers of transit stations--the UMTA Station Simulation (USS) model--was originially designed to give tabular output of numeric data on a batch-process computer. The potential for interactive running of the program with graphic as well as tabular output is studied. The 22 output reports of USS are examined for their ability to answer basic design questions. The following four types of computer graphics presentations are discussed as means of improving the ability of USS to answer such design questions: station animation and three types of static displays--histograms, station diagrams, and performance charts. Prototype graphic displays have been developed for each of the three statics presentations and matched to present USS output. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 88-96
  • Monograph Title: Transportation system analysis
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028221
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM