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This paper presents the development process of the Panama Canal Simulation Model (PCSM). The PCSM was developed by The SABRE Group (SABRE) for the Panama Canal Commission (PCC) to be used in assessing pilot working conditions, and as a permanent tool in evaluating canal capacity under different operating conditions.
This tutorial describes the benefits of using simulation to evaluate the performance of transportation facilities and systems. The authors present specific examples in which simulation analysis has been applied to the transportation industry.