OPERATING SPEEDS AND VOLUME TO CAPACITY RATIOS: THE OBSERVED RELATIONSHIP AND THE FOLD CATASTROPHE

The paper examines the operating speed and v/c ratio relationship (for a given highway capacity) as an example of a fold catastrophe. The behavioral base of the relationship was established as an optimizing model. The objective function was determined as the overall welfare level of a driver having two components: a utility index and a disutility one. The choice of the speed of travel at a given congestion level was determined by maximizing the overall welfare level of the driver. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Dendrinos, D S
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 191-194
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM