FINAL REPORT: ANALYTICAL MODELS OF UNDIRECTIONAL MULTI-LANE TRAFFIC FLOW

RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED TO INVESTIGATE THE CAPABILITIES OF ANALYTICAL MODELS OF MULTI-LANE TRAFFIC FLOW. THIS RESEARCH CAN BE DIVIDED INTO THE FOLLOWING FIVE AREAS: (1) MULTI-LANE HIGHWAY DIGITAL MODELS - A COMPUTER SIMULATION MODEL OF MULTI-LANE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC WAS DEVELOPED WHICH GIVES PLOTS OF FLOW VS. DENSITY AND AVERAGE QUEUE LENGTHS, (2) EXPECTED VALUE CONTINUUM MODELS FOR MULTI-LANE TRAFFIC FLOW. IN THIS AREA, SIMPLE THEORETICAL MODELS OF TRAFFIC IN THE VICINITY OF ON AND OFF RAMPS WERE FORMULATED, (3) STATISTICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF TRAFFIC FLOW - STATISTICAL PROCEDURES WERE INVESTIGATED FOR ANALYZING TRAFFIC DATA, AND TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS, SUCH AS INDEPENDENCE OF HEADWAYS, WERE STUDIED, (4) BOLTZMANN-TYPE STATISTICAL MODELS FOR MULTI- LANE TRAFFIC FLOW. IT WAS PRELIMINARY DETERMINED THAT NEITHER THE BASIC NOR THE GENERALIZED BOLTZMANN MODEL ACCURATELY DESCRIBED REAL WORLD HIGHWAY TRAFFIC, AND (5) STATISTICAL THEORIES OF TRAFFIC FLOW ON MULTI-LANE HIGHWAYS - A NEW MODEL OF MULTI-LANE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC FLOW WAS FORMULATED FOR LOW TRAFFIC DENSITIES. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol I, Ii, III
  • Corporate Authors:

    System Development Corporation

    2500 Colorado Avenue
    Santa Monica, CA  USA  90409

    Federal Highway Administration

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    Bureau of Public Roads /US

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  • Accession Number: 00227014
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 6 1970 12:00AM