Keywords

Express highways, Traffic flow

Abstract

This report analyzes freeway data from a moving merge control system in Tampa, Florida. The distribution of velocity at sensors in the roadway is plotted and compared to a normal distribution. The size of the gaps at each sensor are computed and compared to those at a sensor downstream. The distributions of the change in gap size are plotted for all gaps and then for gaps between the same pairs of vehicles, to determine the effects of prohibiting lane changing. The expected time of arrival of the gaps at a point downstream are computed, compared to the actual time of arrival, and distributions of the change in arrival times are plotted. Several algorithms are considered for scheduling ramp vehicles to intercept the gaps observed at a given sensor and compared to the actual time of arrival of the gaps at the merge point. The percentage of each gap available to the merging vehicle is computed and the distribution plotted for each algorithm.

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Graduation Date

1975

Advisor

Klee, Harold

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

vi, 79 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0012687

Subjects

Express highways, Traffic flow

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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