Thesis defence J.P.T. van der Gun: multimodal transportation

24 May 2018 12:30 - Location: Aula, TU Delft - By: webredactie

Multimodal Transportation Simulation for Emergencies using the Link Transmission Model. Promotor: B. van Arem (CiTG).

Urban transportation systems can be disrupted by a wide range of emergency situations, resulting in management problems for transportation authorities. In this thesis, we develop simulation methods that permit analysis of such problems and evaluation of candidate management plans. After identifying model requirements, we formulate a methodological framework using agent-based choice models based on normal activity-travel patterns together with multimodal macroscopic dynamic network loading models, paying special attention to the computational efficiency and traffic flow accuracy of the coupling of both models. We also develop extensions of the Link Transmission Model, which can be used as dynamic network loading model in the framework, to deal with more complex fundamental diagrams including potential capacity drops, non-empty roads at the start of the simulation, and changes of environmental conditions or traffic control during the simulation. Our methodological advances are tested in three case studies involving a motorway traffic accident, a metro and tram disruption with adaptive bus bridging services, and a multimodal evacuation of a city.

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