Accession Number : ADA112444

Title :   Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence Seaway Simulation Studies. Volume 3. Summary Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 72-31 Aug 73,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC SAFETY CENTER UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : Carroll,Joseph L ; Rao,Srikanth ; Wilson,Hoyt G

PDF Url : ADA112444

Report Date : Dec 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : A computer simulation model developed to study the operating characteristics of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system is described. The model is comprised of a simulation program (NETSIM II), a report generation program (PROSIM), both written in SIMSCRIPT, and four FORTRAN support programs used to structure selected input data in the required format for simulation. The model is addressed to the task of analyzing the performance of a waterway system under various structural and nonstructural improvements in terms of delays, congestion and utilization. Major features of the model include the ability to simulate bi-directional traffic flows through lakes, channels, locks and ports and the ability to balance the supply and demand of transportable commodities and transport equipment units in the system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Inland waterways, *Water traffic, *Computerized simulation, Channels(Waterways), Surface navigation, Input output models, Networks, Configurations, Computer programs, Marine transportation, Great Lakes, Locks(Waterways), Ports(Facilities), Commodities, Shipping, Mathematical models, Lake Erie, Army Corps of engineers

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE