Civil & Environmental Engineering  


Gang-Len Chang - PI
Civil & Environmental Engineering

The primary objective of this study is to develop a real-time traffic simulator for analysis and projection of traffic conditions on the I-695 Baltimore Beltway.  The proposed simulator system shall contain the following principal components:

  • An intelligent system interface for input, output, and potential applications;
  • A GIS database for key information related to all network geometric features, driver characteristics, and traffic volume distributions;
  • A microscopic simulation database for modeling the traffic behavior and daily evolution of traffic patterns on I-695; and
  • An expert system module for guiding the best use of simulation results in a variety of traffic studies.
The completed I-695 traffic simulator will be part of the Traffic Simulator System sponsored by the Maryland State Highway Administration, which can be used independently by traffic engineers for the Baltimore region or integrated with other existing simulators (e.g. I-495, I-270) for analyzing the region-wide traffic conditions between Washington and Baltimore metropolises.

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