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A Study on Dynamic Signal Metering Operation Method for Roundabouts Using VISSIM
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 Title & Authors
A Study on Dynamic Signal Metering Operation Method for Roundabouts Using VISSIM
Lee, Sol; Ahn, Woo-Young;
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 Abstract
After installing roundabouts, changes of travel behaviour in the vicinity of roundabouts can cause increasing traffic volumes and unbalanced flow conditions. In that cases, the efficiency of roundabouts as a whole intersections can drop due to the insufficient gap between vehicles in the circulating lanes. The purpose of this study is developing a dynamic signal metering operation method for roundabouts in which a real time Signal Metering operation algorithm is suggested and its performance is tested by using VISSIM COM Interface(Visual Basic Application). The results of the real time Signal Metering operation show that there is a substantial delay improvements when two adjoined approaches are combined together and the flows of metering approach are less than controlling approach. Especially, the total entering flow is around 1,600 vehicle/h gives the delay reduction per vehicle of 70.9~102.2(73.8~77.8%) seconds for four-lane-approach with one-lane roundabouts.
 Keywords
Roundabouts;Unbalanced Flow;Dynamic Signal Metering;VISSIM;COM Interface;
 Language
Korean
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