Traffic flow modelling for an urban arterial road in Brisbane City

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Al-Nuaimi, Hamdi, Ayers, Ron and Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam. 2013. "Traffic flow modelling for an urban arterial road in Brisbane City." 14th Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia Conference (REAAA 2013): The Road Factor in Economic Transformation. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 26 - 28 Mar 2013 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Traffic flow modelling for an urban arterial road in Brisbane City

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsAl-Nuaimi, Hamdi (Author), Ayers, Ron (Author) and Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 14th Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia Conference (REAAA 2013)
Number of Pages8
Year2013
Place of PublicationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.14reaaaconf2013 .com/
Conference/Event14th Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia Conference (REAAA 2013): The Road Factor in Economic Transformation
Event Details
14th Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia Conference (REAAA 2013): The Road Factor in Economic Transformation
Event Date
26 to end of 28 Mar 2013
Event Location
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abstract

This paper presents the development and calibration of a simulation model for interrupted traffic flow condition on a Brisbane urban arterial road with signalised intersections. VISSIM software was used to develop the model using the actual data collected by the Brisbane traffic control system and from the field observations. The model developments focus on key elements and concepts to incorporate the road network and lane configuration features, available signal timing and coordination, and vehicle and driver behaviour characteristics. The notable difficult task in the process was the calibration of actual saturation flow rate at each intersection to represent actual conditions. Statistical tests have been used to identify the required number of simulation runs and subsequently to validate the results. The results revealed that model is compatible with field data measurements. The results demonstrate that a model for simulating interrupted traffic flow conditions is possible with actual data and reasonable calibration and validation efforts. This study's considerable efforts to develop the model were devoted to investigate the effect of future ITS applications to urban arterial roads.

Keywordstraffic simulation; urban arterial road; interrupted traffic flow; traffic modelling
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020330409. Transport planning
460207. Modelling and simulation
400512. Transport engineering
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Engineering and Surveying
Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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