MAXBAND VERSION 3.1: HEURISTIC AND OPTIMAL APPROACH FOR SETTING THE LEFT TURN PHASE SEQUENCES IN SIGNALIZED NETWORKS

The main objective of synchronized signal timing is to keep traffic moving along arterials in platoons throughout the signal system by proper setting of left turn phase sequence at signals along the arterials/networks. The synchronization of traffic signals located along the urban/suburban arterials in metropolitan areas is perhaps one of the most cost-effective methods for improving traffic flow along these streets. MAXBAND Version 2.1, a progression based optimization model is used for generating signal timing plan for urban networks. This report presents the development of a new version of MAXBAND called MAXBAND Version 3.1. This new version has a fast heuristic algorithm and a fast optimal algorithm for generating signal timing plan for arterials and networks. MAXBAND 3.1 can generate optimal/near-optimal solutions in fraction of the time needed to compute the optimal solution by Version 2.1. The heuristic algorithm in the new model is based on restricted search using branch and bound technique. The algorithm for generating the optimal solution is faster and more efficient than version 2.1 algorithm. Furthermore, the new version is demonstrated by numerical results for a set of test problems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    P. O. Box 2008
    Oak Ridge, TN  United States  37831
  • Authors:
    • Pillai, R S
    • Rathi, A K
  • Publication Date: 1995-2

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: 29 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00719078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ORNL-TM-12869
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1996 12:00AM