Anisotropic mesoscopic traffic simulation approach to support large-scale traffic and logistic modeling and analysis

Ye Tian, Yi-Chang Chiu

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Abstract

Large-scale traffic and transportation logistics analysis requires a realistic depiction of network traffic condition in a dynamic manner. In the past decades, vehicular traffic simulation approaches have been increasingly developed and applied to describe time-varying traffic dynamics. Most of the existing approaches are so-called microscopic simulation in which complex driving behaviors such as car following and lane-changing are explicitly modeling in second or sub-second time resolution. These approaches are generally challenging to calibrate and validate and they demand a vast amount of computing resources. This paper discusses a new Anisotropic Mesoscopic Simulation (AMS) approach that carefully omits micro-scale details but nicely preserves critical traffic dynamics characteristics. The AMS model allows computational speed-ups in the order of magnitudes compared to the microscopic models, making it well-suited for large-scale applications. The underlying simulation rules and macroscopic dynamical characteristics are presented and discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
Pages1495-1507
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Dec 11 2011Dec 14 2011

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Other2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period12/11/1112/14/11

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Traffic Simulation
Logistics
Traffic Dynamics
Traffic
Modeling
Critical Dynamics
Simulation
Network Traffic
Dynamic Characteristics
Time-varying
Simulation Model
Railroad cars
Resources
Computing
Model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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Anisotropic mesoscopic traffic simulation approach to support large-scale traffic and logistic modeling and analysis. / Tian, Ye; Chiu, Yi-Chang.

Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. 2011. p. 1495-1507 6147868.

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Tian, Y & Chiu, Y-C 2011, Anisotropic mesoscopic traffic simulation approach to support large-scale traffic and logistic modeling and analysis. in Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference., 6147868, pp. 1495-1507, 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 12/11/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2011.6147868
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