DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF A COMPUTER SIMULATION MODEL FOR THE EVALUATION OF DESIGN AND CONTROL ALTERNATIVES FOR INTERSECTIONS OF MINOR ROADS WITH MULTI-LANE RURAL HIGHWAYS: SELECTION OF THE SIMULATION MODEL
The main objective of the simulation phase of this project was to analyze the safety aspects of intersections at multi-lane rural divided highways using a simulation approach, and to evaluate possible design and control alternatives in terms of accident reduction. The alternatives tested included some of the countermeasures suggested by the first two phases. This phase of the project involved three parts. The first activity was to conduct a literature review involving driver gap acceptance at intersections on multi-lane highways, accident analysis and safety measurement techniques at such intersections, and a review of the available computer simulation models. The second activity was composed of three steps: (1) A field study at rural Indiana intersections to investigate driver behavior, (2) Traffic conflict studies at signalized as well as at unsignalized intersections, to select the appropriate safety measurements, and (3) Selection and subsequent modification of a computer simulation model for the purpose of simulating traffic at intersections under study. The last part of this phase of the project was to apply the validated computer model in evaluating operation and safety of traffic under different design and control alternatives. The present report summarizes the results of a comprehensive literature survey conducted in the first part of the simulation phase of the project to select the computer model to be used in the study.
- Sponsored in part by Indiana State Highway Commission, Indianapolis.
Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRPPurdue University, School of Civil Engineering
West Lafayette, IN United States 47907-1284
Washington, DC United States 20590
Indiana State Highway CommissionIndianapolis, IN United States 46204
- Radwan, A E
- Sinha, K C
- Michael, H L
- Publication Date: 1979-7
- Pagination: 37 p.
- TRT Terms: Access roads; Divided highways; Highway traffic control; Intersections; Safety engineering; Simulation; Traffic signals
- Old TRIS Terms: Medians dividers
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00326407
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: JHRP-79-8, FHWA-IN-79-8, FHWA/ISCH/JHPR1(16)-PT2
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 19 2002 12:00AM