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Evaluation of incident management strategies with a simulation program developed using ARENA
Author(s): Kaan Ozbay; Bekir Bartin
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an incident management simulation model for evaluating the performance of incident management strategies currently used and considered for future use. Five incident types are considered. Their severity degrees are assumed to be related with the incident characteristics, such as number of vehicles involved, number of injuries, and fatalities, etc. The relationship between severity degree and the incident properties is derived from previous data given in Ozbay et al.The same data source is used to estimate probabilistic durations, such as incident occurrence rates, clearance times. Detection and verification time, dispatch time and clearance time can all be reduced through effective incident management strategies. The study presented in this paper focuses on the reduction of dispatch time by using various deployment strategies of ERT (Emergency Response Team). Thus, ARENA simulation development package that employs Siman simulation language is used to model and examine the effects of each incident management strategies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3838, Mobile Robots XIV, (15 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.369266
Show Author Affiliations
Kaan Ozbay, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Bekir Bartin, Rutgers Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3838:
Mobile Robots XIV
Douglas W. Gage; Howie M. Choset, Editor(s)

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