Microsimulation of Commodity Flows

The objective of this research project is to further develop a prototype model of commodity flows that uses microsimulation techniques. This project will perform tests of the already developed MVFC freight model in order to determine its validity and usefulness for planning and engineering. Deficiencies will be corrected, to the extent that it can be done without major changes to microsimulation concept. The project will also extend the functionality of the MVFC freight model beyond its current restrictions to only 5 commodities (which was the number required by the MVFC). The project will determine whether the framework developed for plastics, motor vehicle parts and dairy products will be applicable to a fuller range of industrial commodities. The project will also determine if the grain components of the MVFC can be easily applied to other farm products.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    CFIRE 04-30

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)

    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    1415 Engineering Drive, 2205 Engineering Hall
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53211
  • Principal Investigators:

    Horowitz, Alan

  • Start Date: 20110315
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120330
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28090

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01468040
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 04-30
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:44PM