ESTIMATING HIGHWAY VEHICLE OPERATING CONSEQUENCES

AN ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK IS PRESENTED FOR THE PROCESS OF ESTIMATING CONSEQUENCES OF HIGHWAY VEHICLE OPERATION, AND THE ROADS MODEL DEVELOPED FROM IT IS DESCRIBED. IT BEGINS BY SUGGESTING A NUMBER OF REQUIREMENTS FOR AN IDEAL SYSTEM. FACTORS AFFECTING VEHICLE OPERATION AND PERFORMANCE ARE GROUPED BY SOURCE AND EXAMINED FOR TYPES OF RELATIONS TO OPERATION. FROM THIS, THE STRUCTURE OF A THEORETICAL MODEL OF THE PREDICTION PROCESS IS DERIVED. THIS STRUCTURE IS THEN EXAMINED WITH REGARD TO SEVERAL ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO ITS IMPLEMENTATION. A GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF A MODEL SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED USING THIS MODEL IS THE COMBINATION OF A VEHICLE PERFORMANCE MODEL AND A TRAFFIC CONGESTION MODEL. THIS PROVIDES THE CAPABILITY OF SEEING BOTH THE EFFECTS OF VEHICLE PERFORMANCE ON TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND THOSE OF CONGESTION ON VEHICLE PERFORMANCE. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 37-51
  • Monograph Title: Economic factors influencing engineering decisions
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  • Accession Number: 00201595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 23 1994 12:00AM