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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277138
Title:
Dispersion of traffic platoons
Author:
Glomb, Andrzej Jozef, 1956-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The general objective of this research was to examine the space/time distribution of traffic platoons over a long stretch of roadway with conditions predominant for the southern Arizona urban area. Two sites were chosen for data collection. Both traffic links were one mile long between two successive traffic signals and both were typical of the local low-friction traffic flow conditions. All data were recorded by observers using 20-channel Esterline-Angus recorders. The specifics of the data collection method permitted studying only variables such as the lane of travel, traffic composition, platoon size, traffic volume and the influence of an uphill gradient on platoon behavior. The investigated platoons remained clearly bunched as they progressed downstream along the researched traffic links. The research indicates that it would take much more than a mile (available distance) for the vehicles in the platoon to reach free-flow conditions.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Traffic flow -- Arizona -- Tucson.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wortman, Robert H.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDispersion of traffic platoonsen_US
dc.creatorGlomb, Andrzej Jozef, 1956-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGlomb, Andrzej Jozef, 1956-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe general objective of this research was to examine the space/time distribution of traffic platoons over a long stretch of roadway with conditions predominant for the southern Arizona urban area. Two sites were chosen for data collection. Both traffic links were one mile long between two successive traffic signals and both were typical of the local low-friction traffic flow conditions. All data were recorded by observers using 20-channel Esterline-Angus recorders. The specifics of the data collection method permitted studying only variables such as the lane of travel, traffic composition, platoon size, traffic volume and the influence of an uphill gradient on platoon behavior. The investigated platoons remained clearly bunched as they progressed downstream along the researched traffic links. The research indicates that it would take much more than a mile (available distance) for the vehicles in the platoon to reach free-flow conditions.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectTraffic flow -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWortman, Robert H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1338835en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23265491en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17607759en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b18420771en_US
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