OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO IMPROVING FREEWAY OPERATIONS

This paper describes optimization techniques which have been developed and applied for evaluating freeway operational improvements such as redesign and/or ramp control strategies. The paper has four major parts. First, a deterministic macroscopic simulation model is described which predicts the traffic performance on a directional freeway as a function of freeway design and traffic demand patterns. Then two decision models are presented which automatically work with the simulation model to select optimum redesign and/or ramp control strategies. Finally, a freeway corridor model is described. Emphasis is given to the structure of the model and to the first step in the development of the freeway corridor model which is a major arterial street model.(a) /TRRL/

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    Gordon & Breach Science Publishers Limited

    41/42 William IV Street
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • May, A D
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 125-136
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  • Accession Number: 00147954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM