Journal article

Validation of a microsimulation of the Port of Dover

Chris Roadknight, Uwe Aickelin, Galina Sherman

JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2012

Abstract

Modelling and simulating the traffic of heavily used but secure environments such as seaports and airports are of increasing importance. Errors made when simulating these environments can have long standing economic, social and environmental implications. This article discusses issues and problems that may arise when designing a simulation strategy. Data for the Port is presented, methods for lightweight vehicle assessment that can be used to calibrate and validate simulations are also discussed along with a diagnosis of overcalibration issues. We show that decisions about where the intelligence lies in a system has important repercussions for the reliability of system statistics. Finally, c..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by EPSRC


Awarded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the Port of Dover, particularly Daniel Gillett and Paul Simmons, for their valuable contributions, for supplying existing VISSIM models and for allowing access to locations within the Port. This project is supported by the EPSRC (EP/G004234/1) and PTV AG traffic mobility logistics.