A Freeway Simulation Program for Microcomputers

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by Panos G. Michalopoulos, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA,
Jawkuan Lin, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment:

Abstract: An interactive, menu driven macroscopic freeway simulation program with graphic capabilities is presented in this paper. In addition to the employment of personal computers the program has some attractive features that allow simulation at various levels of complexity. Improved macroscopic modelling specifically developed for the program is used to describe complex phenomena, such as lane changing, merging, diverging and weaving.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Highways and roads | Computers | Graphic methods | Computer models | Employment | Driver behavior | Architecture |

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