Tutorials & Case Studies
Rodel has incorporated free and paid tiers of tutorials to provide a number of important support updates aimed at expanding knowledge in application.
Background and Basis
These free tutorials are available for anyone interested in learning about Rodel's robust modeling capabilities and accuracy.
- Introduction (9 minutes)
An overview of some of the key features of Rodel.
- Basis of Program (6 minutes)
A look at the research behind Rodel, what's "under the hood" and why it's important.
- Validation & Transferability in U.S. and North America (5 minutes)
Rodel is validated by U.S. data and is used worldwide to design and analyze roundabouts.
This tutorial is an overview of Rodel's interface inputs and outputs.
- Program Interface - Quick Start Guide (8 minutes)
The Quick Start Guide includes:
- Capacity Models (Empirical and HCM)
- Project Information Toolbar (New Project, Model selection, printing)
- Primary Geometric and Traffic Inputs
- Secondary Inputs (Calibration, Accidents, Economics, Bypass Lanes)
- Results (Operational, Safety, Economics)
- Embedded Popups and Error & Warning Messages
Case Study Exercises: These "how to" training modules illustrate a range of modeling applications from simple to more complex analysis procedures, covering a wide variety of situations encountered within roundabout analysis and design.
- Module 1: Single Lane Analysis (13 minutes)
- Module 2: Flared Entries (7 minutes)
- Module 3: Bypass Lanes (12 minutes)
- Module 4: Exclusive Left Turn Lane Modeling (11 minutes)
- Module 5: Calibration (15 minutes)
- Module 6: Sensitivity Testing (13 minutes)
- Module 7: Safety and Economic Analysis (coming soon)
Click here [YouTube] for a brief excerpt of a Rodel Support Plan case study tutorial.