A STATISTICAL THEORY OF TRAFFIC FLOW ON HIGHWAYS - PART I, STEADY STATE FLOW IN LOW-DENSITY LIMIT

A SIMPLE BUT REALISTIC MODEL OF TRAFFIC FLOW ON HIGHWAYS IS DEVELOPED FOR ANALYSIS BY AN INCREASINGLY SOPHISTICATED THEORY. THE MODEL UTILIZES A DISTRIBUTION OF DESIRED SPEEDS BY THE CARS AND CERTAIN DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE PASSING BEHAVIOR OF THE CARS.STEADY-STATE FLOW ON UNIFORM ROADWAYS IS TREATED IN THE LIMIT OF DENSITIES SO LOW THAT NO QUEUING NEED BE CONSIDERED. CORRECTIONS TO THE DESIRED LANE BEHAVIOR CAUSED BY PASSING ARE FORMULATED EXPLICITLY, AND EXAMPLES ARE WORKED OUT FOR BOTH CONTINUOUS AND DISCRETE VELOCITY SPACES. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    System Development Corporation

    2500 Colorado Avenue
    Santa Monica, CA  USA  90409

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Andrews, F C
  • Publication Date: 1969-3-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00227286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Traffic Systems Reviews & Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Memo Tm-3858/011/00
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 2 1970 12:00AM