Presentation on theme: "Simulation-Based Impact Analysis of Signalized Intersections Kelli Lee S.S/Science Todd Bonds S.S/Science Research Study Site: Intersection of Martin Luther."— Presentation transcript:
Simulation-Based Impact Analysis of Signalized Intersections Kelli Lee S.S/Science Todd Bonds S.S/Science Research Study Site: Intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Clifton Avenue
GOAL : Improve vehicular delay and CO emissions at signalized intersections. Objectives: Identify relationship between vehicles’ delay and CO emission; Identify existing delay and CO emission; Propose solutions to minimize delay & CO emission.
Delay and CO Results Correlated patterns on the peaks and valleys; Delay has an obvious impact on the CO concentration.
Existing Conditions LOSs of the different movements are unbalanced Overall emitted CO is 44.97g/hr. Movement Existing Condtions LOSDelay WB LTD42.43 WB TC29.23 WB RTB15.42 EB LTC29.52 EB TB17.42 EB RTA9.47 NB LTD41.81 NB TD39.69 NB RTB17.31 SB LTF101.80 SB TD39.15 SB RTB16.83 Overall AverageC33.19 This is good! This is unacceptable !
Alternative Solution 2 Movement Existing CondtionsAlternative OneAlternative Two LOSDelayLOSDelayLOSDelay WB LTD42.43D38.62C26.69 WB TC29.23C29.68C25.18 WB RTB15.42B15.04B12.04 EB LTC29.52D43.60D42.71 EB TB17.42C30.71C29.91 EB RTA9.47B13.96B12.65 NB LTD41.81D40.37D43.41 NB TD39.69D43.32D41.88 NB RTB17.31B19.30B19.66 SB LTF101.80D35.45C34.17 SB TD39.15C32.39C33.58 SB RTB16.83B13.00B13.90 Overall AverageC33.19C30.60C28.32 BEST!
Conclusions Correlated patterns on the peaks and valleys Existing LOS unbalanced; Southbound left turn unacceptable LOS F. Alternative Solution 1: delay 7.78%, CO emission 4.26%, Alternative Solution 2: delay 14.68%, CO emission 9.68%, Recommendations: Alternative Solution 1 short-term solution Alternative Solution 2 long-term plan
Acknowledgements Lane Group Delay and LOS Rating Andrea Burrows, RET Grant Coordinator Dr. Anant Kukreti, RET Project Director Dr. Heng, Wei, Associate Professor, Ph.D., P.E. Zhixia Li, Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant Zhuo Yao, Ph.D. Student, Research Assistant Project RET is funded through NSF Grant # EEC-0808696