A CAPACITY ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE FOR HIGHWAY JUNCTIONS

A LINEAR PROGRAMMING MODEL PROVIDES AN EFFECTIVE MEANS OF DETERMINING THE CAPACITY OF ANY TYPE OF INTERCHANGE REGARDLESS OF THE COMPLEXITY OF THE GEOMETRIC CONFIGURATION. THE CAPACITY IS DEFINED AS THE MAXIMUM VOLUME CAPABLE OF ENTERING THE INTERCHANGE WITHOUT CAUSING THE CAPACITY OF ANY GEOMETRIC ELEMENT OF THE INTERCHANGE TO BE EXCEEDED. SINCE THE CAPACITY IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VEHICLES WHICH CAN USE THE INTERCHANGE, THE OBJECTIVE FUNCTION OF THE MODEL IS TO BE MAXIMIZED SUBJECT TO THE GEOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INTERCHANGE AND VEHICULAR DISTRIBUTION THROUGH THE INTERCHANGE. A CASE STUDY USING THE LINEAR PROGRAMMING MODEL WAS CONDUCTED ON A CONVENTIONAL DIAMOND INTERCHANGE IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • VOL 42 NO 9 PP 30-6, 68-9
  • Authors:
    • Wattleworth, J A
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  • Accession Number: 00228186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1972 12:00AM