Quotation Burgholzer, Wolfgang. 2011. Analysing intermodal transport networks: A micro simulation-based model. 3rd Rapid Modelling Conference, Leuven, Belgien, 12.09.-14.09..




The reliability and vulnerability of transport networks are a very important matter for network providers. The more reliable a transport network, the more it is appealing to carriers for making it part of their supply chain. Transport networks have to provide carriers with time efficient alternative routes in case of disruptions. Therefore, we measure the ability of a transport network to absorb the amount of transport which can not pass a disrupted link. Specifically, we concentrate on intermodal freight transport and accordingly intermodal transport networks. In order to analyse these networks we have developed a traffic micro simulation model. Based on collectable data, the micro simulation models a transport network as well as its actual traffic. The application of the model to the Austrian intermodal transport network shows how critical links can be evaluated by this approach.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Analysing intermodal transport networks: A micro simulation-based model
Event 3rd Rapid Modelling Conference
Year 2011
Date 12.09.-14.09.
Country Belgium
Location Leuven


Burgholzer, Wolfgang (Former researcher)
Institute for Production Management (Reiner) (Details)
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