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Multi-model-based simulation in the reconstruction of road traffic accident

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posted on 2018-07-20, 11:22 authored by Qiang (John) Zhao
A Synthetic Traffic SIMulation (ST-SIM) framework is constructed in this project. The framework provides a computer-based platform for traffic research, consisting of three modules: Driver Behaviour, Vehicle Dynamics, and Road Network modelling. Based on these models, ST-SIM can construct and simulate a broad range of traffic scenarios, including accidents. The research in this project has concentrated on the contribution of driver behaviour to the formation of normal traffic and traffic failure. ST-SIM has been designed and implemented using Agent-based modelling techniques. The software has been validated using simulator-based driver collision avoidance behaviour from TRL and applied to help the accident reconstruction work of On-The-Spot (OTS) team in the UK.



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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.


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