Experiences of Using Opensource Transport and Traffic Simulation Software for Transport and Traffic Studies in Thailand

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Natachai Wongchavalidkul
Somsiri Siewwuttanagul

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Abstract—This article summarizes the experiences of using open-source transport and traffic simulation software for transport policy and planning works in Thailand. The first software is the TRANUS, which is the Land Use Transport Integration (LUTI) software. The other software is SUMO (Simulation of Urban Mobility), which is the traffic simulation software. The reviews are general software features, input data requirements, and potential outputs. The paper also discusses the example of project implementations, which uses TRANUS and SUMO for evaluating the impacts of the metro line services around the activity center area. Experiences show that, even though there is a learning curve for both software, it's free of costs, diverge user communities, and prompt software features, are representing that open-source transportation software platforms could be an alternative for future transport policy and planning work in Thailand.  

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Wongchavalidkul, N., & Siewwuttanagul, S. (2021). Experiences of Using Opensource Transport and Traffic Simulation Software for Transport and Traffic Studies in Thailand. INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (ISJET), 5(1), 11-19. Retrieved from https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/isjet/article/view/241614
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Author Biographies

Natachai Wongchavalidkul, Cluster of Logistics and Rail Engineering at Engineering Faculty, Mahidol University

Natachai W. is currently a lecturer in Cluster of Logistics and Rail Engineering at Engineering Faculty, Mahidol University, Thailand. He received M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Transportation)  Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also received his Ph.D. in Engineering (Transportation) from Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University

Somsiri Siewwuttanagul, Cluster of Logistics and Rail Engineering at Engineering Faculty, Mahidol University, Thailand

Somsiri S. is currently a lecturer in Cluster of Logistics and Rail Engineering at Engineering Faculty, Mahidol University, Thailand. He received both Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering and Architecture and also a Doctor of Philosophy in Science and Advanced Technology (Urban and Spatial Information Systems) from  Saga University, Japan.

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