Title page for ETD etd-07052001-100731


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Jillella, Srinivas
URN etd-07052001-100731
Title A comparative study of weaving sections in TRANSIMS and Highway Capacity Manual
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Hobeika, Antoine G. Committee Chair
Collura, John Committee Member
Rakha, Hesham Ahmed Committee Member
Keywords
  • HCM
  • Weaving Sections
  • TRANSIMS
Date of Defense 2001-06-28
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Weaving is defined as the crossing of two or more traffic streams traveling in the same

direction along a significant length of the highway without the aid of traffic control

devices. The traditional methods used for the design and operational analysis of a

highway is the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM). These traditional methods in the

manual use road geometry and traffic volumes as input and provide an estimate of the

speed as an output. TRANSIMS is a new computer simulation package in transportation

that can be used as an analysis as well as a planning tool. The Microsimulator in

TRANSIMS deals with the actual simulation of traffic on roadways. The intent of this

research is to evaluate TRANSIMS Microsimulator and compare it with the traditional

Highway Capacity Manual in modeling the weaving sections on a freeway and make

recommendations. This research will also compare the modeling strategy and provide

analysis of the output.

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