SPEEDS AND DELAYS ON TWO-LANE ROADS WHERE PASSING IS POSSIBLE AT GIVEN POINTS OF THE ROAD

ALMOST ALL THE ANALYTICAL MODELS IN THE LITERATURE FOR TRAFFIC FLOW ON TWO-LANE ROADS ARE CONCERNED WITH STEADY STATE SITUATIONS, ASSUMING THAT PASSING IS POSSIBLE AT ANY POINT ALONG THE ROAD. IN THIS PAPER WE STUDY THE STEADY STATE SITUATION, ASSUMING THAT PASSING IS POSSIBLE ONLY AT PASSING POINTS, WHICH ARE LOCATED AT EQUAL DISTANCES ALONG THE ROAD. THE MATHEMATICAL MODEL, PRESENTED IN THIS PAPER SHOWS HOW EXPECTED VELOCITIES, EXPECTED DRIVER LOSS TIME AND PLATOON LENGTH ARE AFFECTED BY SUCH CHARACTERISTICS AS SPEEDS OF FAST AND SLOW VEHICLES, RATES AT WHICH FAST AND SLOW VEHICLES ENTER THE ROAD, SPACING OF PASSING OPPORTUNITIES, AND PROBABILITY OF A VEHICLE BEING ABLE TO PASS GIVEN A PASSING OPPORTUNITY. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • GALIN, D
    • EPSTEIN, B
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 29037
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265591
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM