Simulating with Aimsun

November 14-16, 2017

San Diego, CA

This three-day, hands-on Aimsun foundation course will be held from Tuesday November 14th to Thursday November 16th, 2017 in central San Diego.

The course is aimed at both new users and users who wish to refresh or extend their skills in microscopic and mesoscopic simulations.


Prices and registration

Please contact for prices and registration details.



WeWork B Street
600 B Street
San Diego CA 92101


Course Contents

Morning session: 09:00 – 13:00 (including a 15-min break) Afternoon session: 14:00 – 17:00 (including a 15-min break)

Day 1
Editing a model (5 h)
  • Geometry, traffic demand, signals, public transport
Managing scenarios (1 h)
  • Dynamic scenarios, experiments and replications
  • Revisions
Outputs (1 h 30 min)
  • Time series, thematic maps

Day 2
Outputs (continued) (30 min)
  • Scenario comparison
Traffic management (4 h)
  • Traffic management actions
  • Modelling incidents and mitigation strategies
  • Modelling turn restrictions, reversible lanes, and other scheduled events
Dynamic traffic assignment (3 h)
  • Dynamic traffic assignment framework
  • Cost functions
  • Stochastic route choice algorithm and parameters
  • Dynamic user equilibrium algorithm and parameters
  • Practical applications

Day 3
Microscopic network loading (3 h 45 min)
  • Microscopic vehicle behaviour
  • Calibration of a microscopic model
Mesoscopic and hybrid network loading (3 h 45 min)
  • Mesoscopic vehicle behaviour
  • Calibration of a mesoscopic model
  • Guidelines for hybrid microscopic-mesoscopic simulation

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