STUDY OF TRAFFIC FLOW ON A RESTRICTED FACILITY. REPORT II-1. OPTIMIZING TRAFFIC FLOW ON A RESTRICTED FACILITY
This paper presents an optimal control modeling philosophy based on the probabilistic nature of the flow-concentration relationship. The main objective of the modeling process was to develop techniques for synthesis of traffic control policies which provide more efficient utilization of urban highway transportation systems in general, and restricted facilities in particular. In the Markovian approach to the problem it is implicit that, given the present state of the process, the future state outcome is not unique but has a probability distribution over the state space of the process. Therefore, the realism of the process is preserved by the Markovian modeling philosophy.
- Sponsored in part by Maryland State Highway Administration, Brooklandville. Bureau of Research. See also PB-260 731.
University of Maryland, College ParkDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College Park, MD United States 20742
Baltimore, MD United States 21202
Washington, DC United States 20590
- PALANISWAMY, S P
- Carter, Everett C
- Publication Date: 1974-7
- Pagination: 150 p.
- TRT Terms: Algorithms; Constrictions; Flow; Freeways; Highway traffic; Highway traffic control; Markov processes; Mathematical models; Optimization; Policy; Traffic control; Traffic flow; Urban transportation; Vehicular tunnels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Models
- Old TRIS Terms: Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Policy;
- Accession Number: 00147305
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-0001 Intrm Rpt., FHWA/MD/R-76/9
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM