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dc.contributor.authorDiekmann, Joshua Jamesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:38:18Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:38:18Z
dc.date.issued2000-05-10en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05232000-14570051en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33128
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents the use of microscopic traffic simulation models to evaluate the effects of operational-level transportation projects such as ITS. A detailed framework outlining the construction and calibration of microscopic simulation models is provided, as well as the considerations that must be made when analyzing the outputs from these models. Two case studies are used to reinforce the concepts presented. In addition, these case studies give valuable insight for using the outlined approach under real-world conditions. The study indicates a promising future for the use of microsimulation models for the purpose of evaluating operational-level projects, as the theoretical framework of the models is sound, and the computational strategies used are feasible. There are, however, instances where simulation models do not presently model certain phenomena, or where simulation models are too computationally intensive. Comprehensive models that integrate microscopic simulation with land use planning and realistic predictions of human behavior, for instance, cannot practically be modeled in contemporary simulation packages. Other than these instances, the largest obstacles to using simulation packages were found to be the manpower required and the complexity of constructing a model. Continuing research efforts and increasing computer speeds are expected to resolve the former issues. Both of the latter concerns are alleviated by the approach presented herein. Within the approach framework detailed in this thesis, particular emphasis is given to the calibration aspects of constructing a microscopic simulation model. Like the simulation process as a whole, calibration is both an art and a science, and relies on sound engineering judgement rather than indiscriminate, formulaic processes.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartJDThesis.PDFen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectMetropolitan Model Deployment Initiativeen_US
dc.subjectMicroscopic Simulationen_US
dc.subjectIntelligent Transportation Systemsen_US
dc.subjectITSen_US
dc.subjectSignal Coordinationen_US
dc.subjectINTEGRATIONen_US
dc.subjectSimulation Modelingen_US
dc.subjectMMDIen_US
dc.titleA Modeling Approach for Evaluating Network Impacts of Operational-Level Transportation Projectsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRakha, Hesham Ahmeden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCollura, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBoroyevich, Dushanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHobeika, Antoine G.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05232000-14570051/en_US
dc.date.sdate2000-05-23en_US
dc.date.rdate2001-05-26
dc.date.adate2000-05-26en_US


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