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Fundamentals of Traffic Simulation

Editors: Barceló, Jaume (Ed.)

  • Offers comprehensive treatment of the state of the art of traffic simulation
  • Covers microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic traffic modeling
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The increasing power of computer technologies, the evolution of software engineering and the advent of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) worldwide has helped make traffic simulation one of the most used approaches for traffic analysis in support of the design and evaluation of traffic systems. The ability of traffic simulation software to emulate the time variability of traffic phenomena makes it a uniquely useful tool for capturing the complexity of traffic systems. While a wide variety of simulation software is available, no one book has presented a unified treatment of the subject.

Fundamentals of Traffic Simulation is the first book to provide practitioners and researchers with a comprehensive treatment of the state of the art of traffic simulation. Leading researchers worldwide provide up-to-date information on:

- Simulation as a well established and grounded OR technique and its specificities when applied to traffic systems.

- The main approaches to traffic simulation and the principles of traffic simulation model building.

- The fundamentals of traffic flow theory and its application to traffic simulation in Microscopic traffic modeling, Mesoscopic traffic modeling, and Macroscopic traffic modeling.

- The principles of Dynamic Traffic Assignment and its application to traffic simulation.

- The calibration and validation of traffic simulation models.

This important work will appeal to professionals, including transport consultants, managers in design firms and government, and even simulation software developers. It will also provide researchers with the first comprehensive overview of the subject, and can serve as a text or recommended reading in courses on traffic simulation and transportation analysis.

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From the reviews:

“This book presents a comprehensive review of some of the most popular traffic simulation packages used in practice and in academia around the world. … an impressive collection and review of existing traffic simulation packages. … a valuable resource for transport researchers in both academic and industrial sectors. … the book attractive to readers from both the academic and the industrial sectors. … In conclusion, this book is an outstanding review of traffic simulation … .” (Andy Chow, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Vol. 38, 2011)

“Fundamentals of Traffic Simulation presents the state of the art in traffic simulation in a useful and practical manner. … This book will be useful for practitioners, students, and researchers. … can serve as an introduction to traffic simulation, as a vehicle for selecting among the various tools, and as a comprehensive guide to current traffic simulation tools. A copy should be present in the libraries of every university’s civil engineering department and of every traffic consultancy team.” (Christine Buisson, Interfaces, Vol. 42 (5), September-October, 2012)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Models, Traffic Models, Simulation, and Traffic Simulation

    Barceló, Jaume

    Pages 1-62

  • Microscopic Traffic Flow Simulator VISSIM

    Fellendorf, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 63-93

  • Traffic Simulation with AVENUE

    Kuwahara, Masao (et al.)

    Pages 95-129

  • Traffic Simulation with Paramics

    Sykes, Pete

    Pages 131-171

  • Traffic Simulation with Aimsun

    Casas, Jordi (et al.)

    Pages 173-232

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2687-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Traffic Simulation
Editors
  • Jaume Barceló
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
145
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6142-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6142-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6141-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2687-5
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 442
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