Journal article

Required traffic micro-simulation runs for reliable multivariate performance estimates

Long T Truong, Majid Sarvi, Graham Currie, Timothy M Garoni

Journal of Advanced Transportation | WILEY-HINDAWI | Published : 2016


Previous methods to calculate the minimum number of traffic micro-simulation runs do not consider multiple measures of performance simultaneously at an overall confidence level, which can lead to unreliable simulation outputs. This paper describes new methodologies for calculating the minimum number of traffic micro-simulation runs for multivariate estimates at an overall confidence level. Simultaneous confidence intervals obtained from multiple comparisons in statistical theory such as the Bonferroni inequality and simultaneous confidence interval method are used to estimate multiple measures of performance with allowable errors at an overall confidence level. Measures of performance can be..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the Australian Research Council, VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria for sponsoring the research. The first author is also supported by the Prime Minister's Australia Asia Award and the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam. The authors are also grateful to the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions. Any omissions or errors in the paper are the responsibilities of the authors.