The University of Minnesota has been developing a microcomputer-based freeway simulation program, KRONOS, under a contract with Mn/DOT for the project entitled "Traffic Management Strategies for Freeway Corridors", which was scheduled to end March 31, 1990. While the prototype version of the program had been completed and proven to have the most appropriate features that Mn/DOT needed, there still remained several problems to be resolved before it could become operational. These included detailed field testing and adjustments of the program with real freeway data, analysis of sensitivities in simulation models with respect to the variations in input data, and enhancements of the input/output module to be suitable for the Mn/DOT planning environment. The main purpose of this extended project is to make KRONOS operational by resolving the above problems. In addition, a new simulation module to treat merging/diverging of two freeways is developed and incorporated into KRONOS in this project.
Kwon, Eil; Michalopoulos, Panos; Plum, Roger.
Traffic Management Strategies for Freeway Corridors Phase II: 2nd Extension (Continuous Enhancements of the KRONOS Program).
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