Simulation modelling for evaluating performance of commuter system with Arena

Seong, Kiem Low and Choong, Yeun Liong (2015) Simulation modelling for evaluating performance of commuter system with Arena. Journal of Quality Measurement and Analysis, 11 (2). pp. 47-60. ISSN 1823-5670

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Capital investment on upgrading commuter transportation system may be ineffective if demand of passengers towards commuter is not accounted for. Hence, simulation study is suggested to study the commuter system performance. The system is evaluated from the aspects of waiting time of passengers and number of cases of passengers being left out at the stations. Input data such as arrival time of commuter, arrival process of passengers, capacity of coaches, proportion of passengers to certain destinations, and dwelling time of commuter at stations were collected, modelled, validated and used as input to the simulation model developed using Arena. The developed model is used to generate data related to the performance of the system. An example on application of the model in comparing performance of two classes of commuter is discussed.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Simulation modelling; Stochastic process; Transportation; Performance; Arena
Journal:Journal of Quality Measurement and Analysis
ID Code:9735
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Deposited On:04 May 2016 03:33
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