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Urban Transport Corridor Mesoscopic Simulation


Mihails Savrasovs

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(2011).ECMS 2011 Proceedings edited by: T. Burczynski, J. Kolodziej, A. Byrski, M. Carvalho. European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2011 


ISBN: 978-0-9564944-2-9


25th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Jubilee Conference

Krakow, June 7-10, 2011


Citation format:

Savrasovs, M. (2011). Urban Transport Corridor Mesoscopic Simulation. ECMS 2011 Proceedings edited by: T. Burczynski, J. Kolodziej, A. Byrski, M. Carvalho (pp. 587-593). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2011-0587-0593



Currently different categories of traffic analysis tools exist. Among them simulation models can be marked as one of the most powerful approach to do traffic analysis researches. In classical literature simulation models are divided on macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic models. Microscopic and macroscopic modelling are well known and widely used, but both of them have disadvantages and limitations, which make them in some conditions hard to apply. The term “mesoscopic modelling” itself, is interpreted by different scientists in different ways. In general under mesoscopic traffic flow models should be understood as models where traffic flow is described with high level of detail, but at the same time flow behaviour and flows interaction are presented at a low level of description. The proposed earlier new simulation approach called by authors “mesoscopic simulation” was applied for traffic flow simulation. The main goal of this paper is to present an example of application of discrete rate approach of the ExtendSim simulation software for urban transport corridor simulation. The discrete rate approach fully covers ideas of mesoscopic simulation. The literature survey showed that mainly discrete rate approach is used in logistics, but not in transport area. So the tasks of the paper are to present main techniques of model implementation using discrete rate approach and to apply this approach for urban transport corridor simulation.

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