ANALYSIS OF TRAFFIC NETWORK FLOW RELATIONS AND TWO-FLUID MODEL PARAMETER SENSITIVITY.

James C. Williams*, Hani S. Mahmassani, Robert Herman

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Abstract

Presented in this paper is a systematic exploration, using microscopic simulation, of the sensitivity of network-level traffic flow descriptors and relationships, particularly those of the two-fluid theory of town traffic, to network features, traffic control, and traffic-interfering urban activity levels. Moving traffic interference, which is represented by stochastic short-term lane blockages of varying duration and frequency, is shown to be a key determinant of the traffic character of an urban street network and of the behavior described by the two-fluid theory and verified operationally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-106
Number of pages12
JournalTransportation Research Record
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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