Training Course: TRANSIMS
A training course in the use of TRANSIMS software will be 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 training sessions will also be broadcast over the Internet (using Adobe Connect) at http://anl.acrobat.com/transims
The Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center at Argonne National Laboratory will hold a training course on the regional transportation analysis code TRANSIMS. The course is targeting both analysts new to the TRANSIMS methodology and those who had a previous experience working with TRANSIMS, 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 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 240TB 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.
Participation in the training course is free. Travel, lodgings, and other expenses are the responsibility of the participant. Please contact us at the TRACC number or E-mail address shown below if you would like to attend the training sessions either by Internet or in person.
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, email@example.com