Title page for ETD etd-03122009-040357
|Type of Document
||Kari, Uday Shankar
||Emergency evacuation around nuclear power stations :a systems approach
||Master of Science
|Hobeika, Antoine G.
|Sherali, Hanif D.
|Trani, Antonio A.
|Date of Defense
Prior to this work, MASSVAC (MASS eVACuation) had evolved as a
micro-computer simulation model for analysis and evaluation of areas facing natural
disasters (hurricanes and floods). Conceptual and technical enhancements have
been made to procedures within MASSVAC to deal with the special problems of
evacuating around nuclear power stations. Its incorporation into TEDSS-3
(Transportation-Evacuation Decision Support System) has resulted in a powerful tool
to assist development of evacuation plans for nuclear power plants. The computer
package comprehensively provides for all functions related to evacuation planning
such as development of a socioeconomic and highway network database, estimation
of evacuation time and development/evaluation of traffic management strategies to
reduce network clearance times and to improve highway network performance during
Primary focus is on the new features incorporated into MASSVAC, especially in
the trip distribution and traffic assignment procedures. Significant improvements
have been made to the software implementations of the Dial traffic assignment and
other key algorithms used in MASSVAC. The information content of the model's
output has been enhanced for better understanding of the evacuation process and
presentation of results.
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