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