Enlarged stopping distance to improve vehicle discharge at urban signalised intersections

Yang, Shuai (2013) Enlarged stopping distance to improve vehicle discharge at urban signalised intersections. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


Normally, vehicles queued at an intersection reach maximum flow rate after the fourth vehicle and results in a start-up lost time. This research demonstrated that the Enlarged Stopping Distance (ESD) concept could assist in reducing the start-up time and therefore increase traffic flow capacity at signalised intersections. In essence ESD gives sufficient space for a queuing vehicle to accelerate simultaneously without having to wait for the front vehicle to depart, hence reducing start-up lost time. In practice, the ESD concept would be most effective when enlarged stopping distance between the first and second vehicle allowing faster clearance of the intersection.

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ID Code: 60871
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Chung, Edward & Miska, Marc
Keywords: Enlarged Stopping Distance (ESD), Vehicle departure model, Signalised intersections, Driver response time, Nerang Data sets
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2013 03:45
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 09:31

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