Transportation Systems Modeling
TRANSIMS Training Course
June 23 to 25, 2009
University of Houston
| Dr. Hubert Ley
| The Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center at Argonne National Laboratory has held several training 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 512 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.
Recordings of the June 2009 Training Course at the University of HoustonThe individual sessions held at the June 2009 Training Course have been recorded using Acrobat Connect (the software used to hold the Intenet-based training sessions). The only software necessary to view these sessions is the Flash Player, which is typically already installed on nearly all standard Windows PCs.
|Table of Contents||Adobe Connect Recording Links|
|TRANSIMS Background at TRACC||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p27997725/|
|Introduction to TRANSIMS||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p90356825/|
|The TRANSIMS Road and Transit Network||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p17896176/|
|The TRANSIMS Router||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p82708390/|
|The TRANSIMS Microsimulator||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p82708390/|
|Four-Step-Model Trip Conversion||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p72618706/|
|The TRANSIMS Framework||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p92913600/|
|TRANSIMS Control Files||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p37742350/|
|TRANSIMS Feedback and Convergence||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p10713841/|
|TRANSIMS Partitioning and Parallelization||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p97577721/|
|TRANSIMS Resources||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p29069870/|
|TRANSIMS Subarea Modeling||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p57436110/|
|TRANSIMS Snapshot Visualization Techniques||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p73235287/|
|TRANSIMS Hands-On Demo of the Chicago Model||URL for Viewing: http://anl.na3.acrobat.com/p29145611/|
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