4-8 December 2017, Simulating with Aimsun + Multi-resolution modelling and calibration, London

This five-day, hands-on Aimsun training course will be held from Monday 4th December to Friday 8th December 2017 in central London, an easy walk from the Farringdon, Chancery, and Holborn Underground stations, and close to Piccadilly Circus. The course is split into two separate, standalone modules, so you can do either one or both, according to your needs.

Prices and registration

Please refer to this registration form for the breakdown of prices. Fill it in and send to info@aimsun.com as soon as possible to reserve your place. Maximum class sizes apply.

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

Day 4
Multi-resolution modelling
  • Macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic modelling approach
  • Hybrid simulation
  • Static and dynamic cost functions
  • Path calculation techniques
  • Demand preparation
  • Multi-resolution modelling project workflow
  • Exercise

Day 5
Advanced calibration of mesoscopic and microscopic models
  • Calibration workflow
  • Procedures to estimate calibration parameters from real data
  • Tips and techniques to troubleshoot calibration issues
  • Validation criteria
  • Importing real data
  • Statistic indicators to compare simulation outputs with real data


WeWork Waterhouse Square
138 Holborn
London EC1N 2SW

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