A traffic simulation model is developed which computes traffic flow characteristics and traces the behavior of congestions under given traffic demands. A 24 km study section was selected from Meishin expressway is Osaka where congestion occurs from two tunnels almost every morning during peak period. An extensive traffic survey was conducted making use of aerial photography, video camera recording, and floating tests. A simulation model for traffic flow through bottlenecks was developed on the basis of the results of the traffic survey. The expressway bottleneck simulation model was a macroscopic model based upon the theory of compressible fluid. The results of the simulation model are satisfactory.

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  • Accession Number: 00385851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM