KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering

, Volume 22, Issue 9, pp 3373–3382 | Cite as

Microscopic Simulation and Optimization of Signal Timing based on Multi-Agent: A Case Study of the Intersection in Tianjin

  • Leiting Sun
  • Jianqiang Tao
  • Chunfa Li
  • Shengkai Wang
  • Ziqiang Tong
Information Technology


The purpose of this paper is to optimize the signal timing through multi-agent simulation technology. Firstly, a conceptual model of the actual intersection is described. Secondly, the social dynamics model of the vehicle and pedestrian evolution rules are established from the micro perspective, which is simulated respectively by Anylogic and Synchro on this basis. Finally, the signal timing strategies for the different vehicle priorities are discovered through the heuristic algorithm. The case study shows that: ①The actual signal timing is not reasonable. ②The optimization strategies of signal timing can improve traffic efficiency. ③By comparing the signal timing strategies of different vehicle priority, the study shows that the Anylogic is more superior to the Synchro, which provides a new way to solve the traffic congestion.


microscopic simulation optimization of signal timing multi-agent Anylogic Synchro 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leiting Sun
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jianqiang Tao
    • 3
  • Chunfa Li
    • 4
  • Shengkai Wang
    • 4
  • Ziqiang Tong
    • 5
  1. 1.School of ManagementTianjin University of TechnologyTianjinChina
  2. 2.PLA Naval Service CollegeTianjinChina
  3. 3.Dept. of Industrial Engineering, School of ManagementTianjin University of TechnologyTianjinChina
  4. 4.Dept. of Management, School of ManagementTianjin University of TechnologyTianjinChina
  5. 5.Dept. of Management, School of ManagementXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anChina

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