SIMULATION OF FREEWAY TRAFFIC BY AN ELECTRONIC COMPUTER

THE ELECTRONIC COMPUTER OFFERS PROMISE OF BECOMING A POWERFUL TOOL IN STUDYING THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC ON FREEWAYS. TO PROGRAM SUCH A PROBLEM FOR THE COMPUTER THE ENGINEER MUST QUANTIZE TIME AND DISTANCE. FOR INPUT DATA HE MUST HAVE AS A MINIMUM A DISTRIBUTION (MEASURED OR ASSUMED) OF DESIRED SPEEDS AND A DISTRIBUTION OF INPUT TIME-SPACINGS. ADDITIONAL PHENOMENA WHICH MAY BE HANDLED INCLUDE VEHICLE LENGTH, FOLLOWING PRACTICES, PASSING PRACTICES, AND TIME WITHIN SYSTEM. TWO TECHNIQUES, PHYSICAL REPRESENTATION AND MATHEMATICAL REPRESENTATION ARE DISCUSSED. EXPLORATORY STUDIES INDICATE QUALITATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN RESULTS AND EXPECTED BEHAVIOR. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 35, pp 543-547, 4 FIG, 1 TAB, 2 REF
  • Authors:
    • Gerlough, D L
  • Publication Date: 1956

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 17-20, 1956
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  • Accession Number: 00225261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 1 1994 12:00AM