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dc.contributor.advisorEdara, Praveen K. (Praveen Kumar)eng
dc.contributor.authorSharma, Siddharth, 1983-eng
dc.coverage.spatialVirginiaeng
dc.coverage.spatialHampton Roads (Region)eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Springeng
dc.date.submitted2008 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 22, 2008)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Hurricanes are one of the most catastrophic events resulting in severe consequences including loss of life and property damage. Emergency management teams play a huge role in safeguarding the lives of people in endangered areas by evacuating them to safer locations as efficiently as possible. This study was undertaken to evaluate the traffic control plan (TCP), for the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, and the performance of the designated evacuation routes using large-scale traffic simulation models. Road network was coded in a state-of the- art microscopic simulation program, VISSIM. The emergency evacuation plan for the study area was evaluated by simulating the various evacuation scenarios as described in the abbreviated transportation model (ATM) for Hampton Roads region. The study area comprised of the following nine evacuation areas - cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and York. The following objectives were achieved in this research - 1) estimated the traffic performance of evacuation routes and other major arterial streets, 2) located the major bottlenecks, congestion, or other operational difficulties in the areas covered by the network, 3) estimated the total network evacuation time, 4) conducted what-if scenarios (e.g., incident occurrences), and 5) recommended amendments to the TCP to improve the traffic performance.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb64859186eng
dc.identifier.oclc255611296eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/6735eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/6735
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theseseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri--Columbia.eng
dc.subject.lcshRoads -- Design and construction -- Safety measureseng
dc.subject.lcshTraffic regulationseng
dc.subject.lcshHurricaneseng
dc.titleDevelopment of a large-scale traffic simulation model for hurricane evacuation : a case study of Virginia's Hampton Roads regioneng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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