Transportation Systems Modeling
TRANSIMS Training Course
April 14 to 15, 2011
South Carolina State University, SC
| Michael Hope and Dr. Vadim Sokolov
A training course in the use of TRANSIMS software was held at the Training Room of the James E. Clyburn University Transportation
Center (JECUTC) at South Carolina State University, South Carolina on April 14-15, 2011.
The Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center at Argonne National Laboratory has held nearly a dozen of courses on TRANSIMS. The courses originated from the need to train several groups of students and collaborators that work on a major evacuation study for Chicago under a project for the Illinois Department of Transportation and other regional agencies.
The course is targeting primarily analysts new to the TRANSIMS methodology, and covers both the theoretical underpinnings as well as the practical application of the code. Participants will develop a full understanding of the general TRANSIMS principles, implementation details, data requirements, capabilities, and limitations of the software.
TRANSIMS (short for Transportation Analysis and Simulation System) is an integrated set of tools developed to conduct regional multimodal transportation system analyses. With the goal of establishing TRANSIMS as an ongoing public resource available to the transportation community, TRANSIMS is made available by the Federal Highway Administration under a NASA Open Source Agreement and is therefore readily available to the community.
The TRANSIMS software is compatible with regular Windows and Linux desktop or server systems, but can also make use of high performance computing systems such as the TRACC cluster, a 1024 core Linux system with 180TB of disk space and extremely fast network connections across the United States. This cluster is generally available to researchers in the US transportation community and is currently being used for TRANSIMS traffic simulation, emergency evacuation modeling, computational fluid dynamics for bridge analysis, and structural mechanics codes to determine crashworthiness and structural integrity of highway components and vehicles.
Instructors: Michael Hope and Dr. Vadim Sokolov, Argonne National Laboratory, 630 252-5200, TRANSIMS@anl.gov
Local Organizer: Dr. Yuanchang Xie, South Carolina State University, 803 536-8321, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Adobe Connect Recordings|
|TRANSIMS Control Files & TRANSIMS Studio Interactive Session|
|TRANSIMS Tools & GIS Concepts & GIS Tools in TRANSIMS|
|TRANSIMS Version 5|
TRANSIMS Parallelization and Partitioning
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