Micro-simulation of desired speed for temporary work zone with a new calibration method

Nowadays, the studies of parameter calibration for longterm work zones are limited to driver behaviour and car-following parameters, and no research was found related to calibration of the desired speed distributions during temporary work zones. Obtaining realistic results from simulations of temporary work zones is difficult. Thus, it would be valuable for gaining more valid simulation data if a method of calibrating the desired speed distribution could be applied for traffic simulation model of highway temporary work zones. The calibration method was proposed in five steps: (1) collect and analyse data, (2) plot the travel speed cumulative frequency curves and calibrate the desired speed distribution, (3) conduct simulation runs, (4) validate the simulation results, and (5) propose a new calibration method, which was assessed by T-tests, and the results are very promising. Finally, a simplified calibration method called “Five-Point Method” is presented and the recommended values of five-point are given.

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    • © 2016 Chi Zhang et al.
  • Authors:
    • Zhang, Chi
    • Liu, Shiyu Liu
    • Ogle, Jennifer
    • Zhang, Min
  • Publication Date: 2016


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 49-61
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  • Accession Number: 01599605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2016 10:21AM