1st Edition

Transport Simulation Beyond Traditional Approaches

By Edward Chung Copyright 2009

    In recent years, the transport simulation of large road networks has become far more rapid and detailed, and many exciting developments in this field have emerged. Within this volume, the authors describe the simulation of automobile, pedestrian, and rail traffic coupled to new applications, such as the embedding of traffic simulation into driving simulators, to give a more realistic environment of driver behavior surrounding the subject vehicle. New approaches to traffic simulation are described, including the hybrid mesoscopic-microscopic model and floor-field agent-based simulation. Written by an invited panel of experts, this book addresses students, engineers, and scholars, as well as anyone who needs a state-of-the-art overview of transport simulation today.

    Macroscopic to Vehicle-Embedded Microscopic Simulation. The Role of Macroscopic Modeling in the Simulation, Surveillance and Control of Mmotorway Network Traffic. Hybrid Traffic Simulation Models: Vehicle Loading at Meso-Micro Boundaries. Simulation of Vehicles in a Driving Simulator Using Microscopic Traffic Simulation. Lane Changing. Integrated Lane-Changing Models. Traffic Simulation of a Rural 2 + 1 Highway in Hokkaido. Mechanical Restriction Vs. Human Overreaction: The Modeling of Synchronized Two Lane Traffic. People Centered and Rail Simulation. Pedestrian Simulation Taking into Account Stochastic Route Choice and Multidirectional Flow. F.A.S.T.-Floor Field and Agent Based Simulation Tool. Incorporating Pattern-Matching into Data Oriented Activity Simulation Using Probe Person Systems. Simulation of Urban Rail Operations: Models and Calibration Methodology. Simulation Application. Traffic Simulation for an Expressway Toll Plaza Based on Successive Vehicle Tracking Data. Time Dependent Origin-Destination Estimation without Assignement Matrices.


    Edward Chung