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Microsimulation as a Planning, Operations and Training Aid for Incident Management
  • Publication no: AP-R299-07
  • ISBN: 1 921139 87 0
  • Published: 24 January 2007
This report investigates the appropriateness of microsimulation modelling for the planning, operation and training of incident management in a road network. The methodology for this study includes a literature review and a modelling case study of the West Gate Freeway in Melbourne. A microsimulation model was set up using AIMSUN NG for the study area. It is concluded that significant resources are required in setting up a microsimulation model for incident analysis. Once set up and calibrated, the model is a useful tool for the planning, operation and training of incident management and other complex traffic applications.
  • AP-R299/07 Microsimulation as a Planning, Operations and Training Aid for Incident Management
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  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. BACKGROUND
  • 3. USAGE AND LIMITATIONS OF MICROSIMULATION TRAFFIC MODELS
    • 3.1. Benefits of traffic modelling
    • 3.2. Usage of microsimulation modelling
    • 3.3. Limitations of microsimulation modelling
  • 4. PLANNING, OPERATION AND TRAINING OF INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
    • 4.1. Literature review
    • 4.2. Setting up a model for incident analysis
    • 4.3. Using microsimulation as a tool for incident management
  • 5. CONCLUSIONS
  • 6. REFERENCES
  • 7. SUPPORTING DATA FOR CASE STUDY