KNOWLEDGE-BASED EXPERT SYSTEM AND DYNAMIC NETWORK DIVERSION ALGORITHM FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF NON-RECURRENT CONGESTION

This paper describes a personal computer based method for managing capacity reducing incidents on motorways. It comprises two interworking computer programs: a knowledge based system manager and a dynamic network diversion algorithm. The system manager is invoked when an incident is first perceived, and helps the human operator decide what to do. If it is necessary to divert the traffic, the systems manager invokes the dynamic network diversion algorithm. This algorithm then assigns motorway traffic upstream of the incident to one or more pre-established paths. The system was developed using limited data and information obtained from the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. The diversion algorithm was tested for a 35 mile section of the Massachusetts Turnpike, and details of the test are provided. For the covering abstract see IRRD 867248.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 401-12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00671307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • ISBN: 0-947719-52-0
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1995 12:00AM