A Guide to Documenting VISSIM-Based Microscopic Traffic Simulation Models

This document is a guide to developing documentation for microscopic traffic simulation models developed for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) by using the VISSIM simulation environment.

Model documentation produced according to the guidelines in this document are designed to assist prospective project managers and model users in determining whether the associated model meets their analytical needs, as well as assisting future simulation model users/analysts who consider modifying or expanding the model. This guide provides a procedure for the development of VISSIM model documentation that reflects key elements of the model, including objectives, inputs, and functional components; describes the format, topics, and level of detail of the resulting documentation; and outlines a documentation methodology that does not require an unreasonable amount of time and effort.
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2007
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 678.1
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
Matthew Beaulieu, Kathy Davis, David Kieninger, Kevin Mizuta, Euneka Robinson-McCutchen, Duane Wright, Adam Sanderson, John M. Ishimaru, Mark E. Hallenbeck.
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
Number of Pages: 
Traffic models, Microscopic traffic flow, Traffic simulation, Computer program documentation, Simulation, Guidelines.