Simulation model building of traffic intersections

TitleSimulation model building of traffic intersections
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsD'Ambrogio, Andrea, G. Iazeolla, L. Pasini, and A. Pieroni
JournalSimulation Modelling Practice and Theory
KeywordsAutomated model building, Best practices, Error-prone, Existing systems, Intersections, Model buildings, Model-building methods, Real-world, Simulation model production, Specifications, System simulations, Traffic control, Traffic intersection specification, Traffic simulation, Traffic systems
AbstractDesigners of traffic systems might take advantage of the simulation-before-construction approach that allows them to study the behavior of a new or existing system by use of simulation models. Nevertheless, the use of simulation models is often hindered by the fact that the model building activity is a critical, time consuming and error prone activity if performed by use of experience and intuition only. Moreover, traffic designers do not usually have the necessary skills to effectively carry out system simulation. This paper overcomes such problems by introducing a model building method, thus enabling traffic designers to seamlessly introduce simulation-before-construction into their best practices. The method is applied to the building of simulation models of traffic intersections, with an example application to a real-world intersection. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.