Comparison of SimTraffic and VISSIM microscopic traffic simulation tools in modeling roundabouts

Khaled Shaaban, Inhi Kim

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SimTraffic and VISSIM are two microscopic traffic simulation tools that are capable of modeling arterial roads with signalized intersections and roundabouts. This study compares the performance of the two simulation tools in modeling dual lane and triple lane roundabouts under different scenarios such as traffic volume, proportion of left turning movement, and proportion of trucks in the traffic flow. The two simulation tools did not show statistically significant difference in general. However; in the case of high traffic volumes, VISSIM showed higher average delays than those from SimTraffic compared to nearly identical results in the case of low traffic volumes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedia Computer Science
Subtitle of host publicationThe 6th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2015)
EditorsAnsar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Simon Poyser
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Pages43 - 50
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT) 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jun 20155 Jun 2015
Conference number: 6th (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT) 2015
Abbreviated titleANT 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • Multilane roundabouts
  • Microsimulation
  • Transport modeling
  • SimTraffic
  • Sensitivity analysis

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