Effect of highway ramp separation on traffic flow

An investigation using Monte Carlo simulation

Xin Ci Wong, Jacqueline Anna Jamesy, Agileswari K. Ramasamyz, Syed Khaleel Ahmed

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Abstract

Due to urbanization, the number of vehicles on roads has increased to an alarming level causing congestions to happen frequently. Highways are built to ease these congestions that happen due to heavy traffic. However, it is necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of these highways. In this paper, a simulation model of a highway system with two ramps is developed using Markov Chain Monte Carlo technique. The model is then used to study the effect of ramp locations on the highways. The effect due to two important parameters, namely the separation between the ramps and the number of vehicles entering the system, is investigated here. The performance of this system is measured in terms of average delay experienced by the vehicles. Results obtained indicate that traffic behavior on the highway can be modeled accurately using this method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding, 2010 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development - Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation and Beyond, SCOReD 2010
Pages213-217
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 8th IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development - Engineering: Innovation and Beyond, SCOReD 2010 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201014 Dec 2010

Other

Other2010 8th IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development - Engineering: Innovation and Beyond, SCOReD 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period13/12/1014/12/10

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traffic
simulation
Highway systems
Markov processes
traffic behavior
simulation model
urbanization
Monte Carlo simulation
road
performance

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Education

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Wong, X. C., Jamesy, J. A., Ramasamyz, A. K., & Khaleel Ahmed, S. (2010). Effect of highway ramp separation on traffic flow: An investigation using Monte Carlo simulation. In Proceeding, 2010 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development - Engineering: Innovation and Beyond, SCOReD 2010 (pp. 213-217). [5704004] https://doi.org/10.1109/SCORED.2010.5704004
Wong, Xin Ci ; Jamesy, Jacqueline Anna ; Ramasamyz, Agileswari K. ; Khaleel Ahmed, Syed. / Effect of highway ramp separation on traffic flow : An investigation using Monte Carlo simulation. Proceeding, 2010 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development - Engineering: Innovation and Beyond, SCOReD 2010. 2010. pp. 213-217
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Wong XC, Jamesy JA, Ramasamyz AK, Khaleel Ahmed S. Effect of highway ramp separation on traffic flow: An investigation using Monte Carlo simulation. In Proceeding, 2010 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development - Engineering: Innovation and Beyond, SCOReD 2010. 2010. p. 213-217. 5704004 https://doi.org/10.1109/SCORED.2010.5704004