Multimodal Transportation Simulation for Emergencies using the Link Transmission Model

Jeroen van der Gun

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Emergencies disrupting urban transportation systems cause management problems for authorities. This thesis develops simulation methods that permit analysis thereof and evaluation of candidate management plans, tested in three case studies. It formulates a methodological framework using agent-based choice models and multimodal macroscopic dynamic network loading models, and develops extensions of the Link Transmission Model to deal with more complex and variable fundamental diagrams and initially non-empty roads.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • van Arem, B., Supervisor
  • Pel, A.J., Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date24 May 2018
Place of PublicationDelft, The Netherlands
Print ISBNs978-90-5584-235-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Bibliographical note

TRAIL Thesis Series no. T2018/3, the Netherlands Research School TRAIL


  • urban emergencies
  • evacuation modelling
  • choice modelling
  • activity-based modelling
  • dynamic network loading
  • multimodal networks
  • agent-based modelling
  • macroscopic traffic model
  • en-route choice
  • Link Transmission Model
  • Lighthill-Whitham-Richards theory
  • first-order model
  • capacity drop
  • node model
  • stop-and-go wave
  • Smulders fundamental diagram
  • traffic control
  • environmental conditions
  • bus bridging
  • network disruptions


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