A GENERALIZED METHODOLOGY FOR THE SIMULATION OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

THE OBJECTIVE OF PROJECT TRANSIM WAS TO OVERCOME THE LIMITATIONS OF SPECIAL-PURPOSE COMPUTER SIMULATIONS, PROVIDING CAPABILITY FOR COMPLETE SYSTEM SIMULATION. THE METHODOLOGY CONSISTS OF THREE BASIC PARTS: (1) A GENERALIZED SCHEMATIC DESCRIPTIVE SYMBOLOGY TO DEFINE CONFIGURATIONS AND COMPONENTS OF A SYSTEM, AT THREE LEVELS OF DETAIL; (2) A GENERALIZED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM SIMULATOR, BASED UPON THE SERVER MODULE CONCEPT, WITH THREE DISTINCT ELEMENTS; USING A COMPUTER PROGRAM CODED IN SIMSCRIPT AND COMPILED ON AN IBM 7094 FOR MONTE CARLO SIMULATION OF TRAFFIC FLOW THROUGH THE NETWORK OF SERVER MODULES; (3) COST EVALUATION OF THE PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE SYSTEM. THE METHODOLOGY WAS APPLIED TO THREE SYSTEMS: A HIGHWAY-MARINE POINT SYSTEM, A RAIL-HIGHWAY SYSTEM, AND REGULATORY EFFECTS ON MOTOR CARRIER COSTS IN AN URBAN AREA.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Toscano, F C
  • Publication Date: 1965-3

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 366 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1972 12:00AM