SIMULATION MODEL OF TRAFFIC FLOW ON TWO-LANE HIGHWAYS

SIMULATIONSMODELL DES VERKEHRSABLAUFS AUF ZWEISPURIGEN LANDSTRASSEN

The structure of a model is described for digital simulation of traffic flow on a two-lane highway with traffic moving in opposing directions. The model is based on the knowledge of the interaction behaviour of driver-vehicle-elements in a traffic stream. The simulation model allows to quantify the relation between macroscopic parameters of traffic flow, for example, between traffic density and mean speed. The results fit quite well to respective values of measurement. Thus, the simulation model may be considered as a suitable device to determine the capacity of existing highways. An extension of this model will allow forecasting of traffic flow characteristics on highways still in the state of projection. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Technical University of Karlsruhe, West Germany

    Institute for Traffic Engineering, Kaiserstrasse 12
    D-7500 Karlsruhe,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • WIEDEMANN, R
    • Brilon, W
    • BRANNOLTE, U
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM