ICES TRANSET 1. TRANSPORTATION NETWORK ANALYSIS. ENGINEERING USERS' MANUAL

ICES TRANSET 1 IS A PROCESSOR OF TRANSPORTATION NETWORK INFORMATION. IT IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE TECHNIQUES WHICH WILL AID THE ENGINEER IN SOLVING TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING PROBLEMS. THE TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER-USER IS PROVIDED WITH FLEXIBLE AND CONVENIENT METHODS FOR PREDICTING AND ANALYZING THE FLOWS OCCURRING IN TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS. THE PROCESSOR CAN BE USED AS AN AID IN CONDUCTING MANY PORTIONS OF THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROCESS. THE PROCESSOR IS MADE UP OF A LANGUAGE, A SET OF PROCESSING ROUTINES, AND A SET OF INFORMATION FILES. THE TRANSET (FOR TRANSPORTATION NETWORK ANALYSIS) LANGUAGE IS DESIGNED FOR THE ANALYSIS OF TYPICAL TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS REPRESENTING HIGHWAYS OR MASS TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES. HOWEVER, THE PROCESSOR CAN BE APPLIED TO ANY TYPE OF NETWORK WHICH CAN BE DESCRIBED AS A SET OF NODES CONNECTED BY LINKS WHICH HAVE A SEPARATION MEASURE ASSOCIATED WITH THEM. THE TRANSET PROCESSOR PROVIDES TWO RELATED TYPES OF CAPABILITIES. FIRST OF ALL, TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROBLEM-SOLVING CAPABILITIES ARE PROVIDED. MINIMUM PATH TREES CAN BE COMPUTED AND INTERZONAL TRIPS CAN BE ASSIGNED. SECONDLY, AND OF EQUAL IMPORTANCE, TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION FILES CAN BE MAINTAINED. LARGE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK DESCRIPTIONS AND LARGE INTERZONAL TRIP MATRICES CAN BE READ AND EDITED, STORED IN PERMANENT SECONDARY STORAGE FILES, MODIFIED AS DESIRED, USED AS INPUT TO THE NETWORK ANALYSIS PROCEDURES, AND SUMMARIZED INTO REPORTS USEFUL TO THE TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER. THESE CAPABILITIES ARE CONTROLLED BY MEANS OF COMMANDS WHICH ARE PART OF THE TRANSET LANGUAGE AND ARE ISSUED BY THE ENGINEER- USER. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Transportation Systems Division
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Ruiter, E R
  • Publication Date: 1968-3

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  • Accession Number: 00200207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Rept No R68-10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 1994 12:00AM