Guidelines for Selecting Techniques for the Modelling of Road Network Operations

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Abstract

This paper describes guidelines for the selection of the appropriate modelling techniques for the analysis of road network operation schemes. The guidelines include a worksheet that facilitates in the assessment of four major categories of modelling techniques based on a scoring system. The guidelines were further refined for application to single intersection analysis through a case study. SIDRA and microsimulation models, including fixed time, vehicle-actuated and SCATSIM models were compared based on field data. The viability of manual calculation techniques was also examined. Based on the findings, a hierarchy of modelling techniques was recommended.

Reference

ESPADA, I., LUK, J. and YOO, Y. (2010). Guidelines for Selecting Techniques for the Modelling of Road Network Operations. 24th ARRB Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

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