This article presents methods of curb length computation at airports, analyzes factors which determine such lengths, and comments on considerations of curb design and cost. The simplest rule of thumb method relates the linear feet of curb space to some readily available measure of airport activity such as annual emplaned passengers, daily aircraft operations, or number of gates. A computer simulation can give a more realistic basis for such computations. In mathematical simulation either a given number of spaces is assigned the the curb and the length of the queue is tabulated, or an unlimited amount of curb is assumed and the number of vehicles stopped at the curb at various times is tabulated. The requirements for accurate simulation are detailed. The details are discussed of statistical analyses which have the advantage of being useful both in preliminary planning and during the more detailed design stages. The factors (vehicle arrival rate, mean service time) required for curb length estimates are reviewed, and design and cost considerations are discussed.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 563-582
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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  • Accession Number: 00155473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2002 12:00AM