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					TEAPAC Complete
    Version 8


  The Ultimate
   Integrator
    What is TEAPAC?

   A seamlessly-integrated
    collection of interactive traffic &
    transportation analysis & design
    computer applications
    •   traffic signal capacity analysis
    •   signal timing optimization studies
    •   geometric design of intersections
    •   site traffic impact analysis
    •   traffic count analysis
    •   signal and multi-way stop warrants
    •   arterial bandwidth progression
    •   export & import for third-party
        software
What is an Integrated
System of Software?

   Each application function in the
    program recognizes the
    existence of the other application
    functions
    • share input for all functions
    • use output of some functions as
      input to others
   Each program recognizes the
    existence of external software
    • import/export results between
      TEAPAC and other programs
   Open Architecture
    • ASCII data files for custom software
    History of TEAPAC
   1974 - Created on Minicomputers
   1978 - Ported to Microcomputers
   1983 - Moved to PC-compatibles
   1989 - Strong Concepts Started
    • full-time development & support
   1994, 1997, 2000 - enhanced
    • for each HCM update
   2004 - Seamless Data Exchange
   2006 - Visual TEAPAC
   2007 - SCENARIO plugin added
   2008 - TEAPAC Complete
    • all TEAPAC functions in one program
   Used 3+ decades by hundreds of
    agencies around the world.
The Power of TEAPAC's
       Maturity

   Does What Users Need Done
   Truly Interactive Engineering
   Windows Dialogs w/ Context-
    sensitive On-screen Help for
    Learners
   Command Mode for Expert
    Users
   Easily Customized Input Screens
   Control Scripts for Repeated,
    Multi-Scenario Actions
   ASCII Data Files for Integration
    to Other Software
Primary Functions of
     TEAPAC

   HCM2000 Signal Analysis and
    Optimization
   Arterial Bandwidth Progression
   Traffic Impact Analysis
   Turn Count Tabulation &
    Analysis
   MUTCD Warrant Analysis
   Multi-variable Scenario Mgmt.
   Script Automation Adv. Tutorial
   Export/Import to & from:
    •   PASSER-II
    •   TRANSYT-7F
    •   NETSIM/CORSIM
    •   SYNCHRO/SIMTRAFFIC
    •   TS/PP-DRAFT
HCM Signal Analysis

   HCM2000 Capacity Analysis
    • for existing conditions
    • for results from TRANSYT,
      PASSER, SYNCHRO, etc.
   Optimization of Timings and/or
    Phasings for Best Operation
   Optimization Allows Use for:
    •   signal timing/phasing design
    •   intersection design studies
    •   planning impact studies
    •   planning study mitigation measures
   Export to HCS, if Desired
    • for example, with optimized results
Progression Analysis

   Simplified Arterial Bandwidth
    Progression
    • optimize offsets
    • optimize cycle
   Minimal Input Requirements
    • distances
    • speeds
    • through splits
   Complete Cycle Optimization
    • full range of cycles tested
    • graph of efficiency vs. cycle
   Help with Best Phase Ordering
   Time-space Diagram of Optimum
    Timings
Traffic Impact Analysis

   Calculation of Site-related Traffic
    Generation
   Distribution & Assignment of
    Generated Traffic
   User Input of All Information
    • use other TEAPAC data directly
    • user is in control of assignments
    • no battles with computer-generated
      micro assignments
    • FINDPATH option for shortest route
   Use Generated Volumes in
    Signal Analysis for Optimization
    Turn Count Analysis

   Tabulation of Raw Counts
   Tabulation of 15-min Counts and
    Volume Rates
   Tabulation of 60-min Volumes
   All Tabulations Include Total for
    Approach, Exit & Intersection
   Peak Hour Search and Analysis
   Import Raw Counts from
    Electronic Count Devices (Jamar,
    Timelapse, Titan, TimeMark, etc.)
   Use Peak Volumes in other
    TEAPAC functions, like Signal
    Analysis & Impact Analysis.
     MUTCD Warrant
       Analyses

   Signalized & Multi-way Stop
    Warrant Analysis
    • 2003 MUTCD
    • 2000 MUTCD
    • 1988 MUTCD
   Tabulation of Raw Counts
   Import Raw Counts from
    Electronic Count Devices
Scenario Management

   Create Scenarios for all TEAPAC
    Application Functions
    • multi-variable
    • multi-issue
   Avoid Problems of Using SaveAs
    • duplicate data in files - NO!
    • multiple, complex file names - NO!
   Also works for all 3rd-party
    software supported by TEAPAC
          TED Editor

   TED - TEAPAC Editor
    • data files
    • control/script files
   View and/or Modify TEAPAC
    Data Files
   Create TEAPAC Control Files for
    Batch Operations
    • especially multi-scenario analyses
    Advanced Tutorial

   Tutorial for Advanced Analysis
    Techniques for All TEAPAC
    Application Functions
    • covers advanced aspects of each
      function found in TEAPAC
    • source for training on all advanced
      aspects of TEAPAC usage
       –   manual mode
       –   customized dialog sequences (ASK)
       –   control file script automation
       –   multi-file data management
     Export/Import for
        NOSTOP

   Easy Input to TEAPAC’s built-in
    progression analysis (NOSTOP)
   Use TEAPAC’s signal analysis
    • determine optimum phasing
    • determine optimum timings
   Timing Table with Graphical
    Phasing Display
   Work with Full Networks, not
    Limited to Arterials-Only
   Export Results to TRANSYT and
    CORSIM, etc.
     Export/Import for
        PASSER-II

   Easy Input to PASSER-II
    • simple phasing coding
   Use TEAPAC’s signal analysis
    • calculate true HCM satflows
    • determine optimum phasing
      considering all movements & HCM
   Interactive Time-Space Plot,
    Before and After Optimization
   Timing Table with Graphical
    Phasing Display, without NEMA
   Work with Full Networks, not
    Limited to Arterials-Only
   Export Results to TRANSYT and
    CORSIM, etc.
     Export/Import for
      TRANSYT-7F

   Easy Input to TRANSYT-7F
    • simple phasing coding
    • automatic coding of network &
      upstream/downstream flows
   Use TEAPAC’s signal analysis
    • calculate HCM satflows
    • optimize splits for local HCM
      conditions
   Table of Timings with Graphical
    Phasing Display
   Export Results to PASSER,
    CORSIM & SYNCRHO, etc.
    Export/Import for
    NETSIM/CORSIM

   Easy Input to NETSIM/CORSIM
    • simple phasing coding
    • automatic coding of dummy-node
      network
   Use TEAPAC’s signal analysis
    • optimize timings for local conditions
    • determine optimum phasing
   Quick Simulation of Optimized
    Results from PASSER and
    TRANSYT, etc.
   Export/Import for
SYNCHRO/SIMTRAFFIC

   Easy Input to SYNCHRO
    • simple phasing coding
   Import Complete Network from
    SYNCHRO
    • perform analyses with other
      software
   Use TEAPAC’s signal analysis
    • optimize timings for local conditions
    • determine optimum phasing
    • calculate HCM satflows
   Share Data with TEAPAC,
    TRANSYT, PASSER and
    CORSIM, etc.
     Export/Import for
      TS/PP-DRAFT

   Easy Input to TS/PP-Draft
    • simple phasing coding
   Use TEAPAC’s signal analysis
    • optimize timings for local conditions
    • determine optimum phasing
    • calculate HCM satflows
   Share Data with PASSER,
    TRANSYT and CORSIM, etc.
For More Information
     Contact:

   Dennis W. Strong, P.E., P.T.O.E.
   President

   Strong Concepts
   15 Timber Lane
   Northbrook, IL, U.S.A. 60062
   (847) 564-0386 voice
   (847) 474-4486 fax
   info@StrongConcepts.com
   www.StrongConcepts.com