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Data obtained from aerial photography showed six vehicles on a 600 ft.-long section of Road.
Traffic data collected at the same time indicated an average time headway of4 sec.
Determine:
(a) The density on the highway
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(b) The flow on the road
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(c) The space mean speed
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If the total time of observation at XX was 15 sec.74 sec ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..36 sec D T0+12 sec T0+21.1 Observers stationed at two sections XX and YY. record the arrival times of four vehicles as shown in the accompanying table. . (b) the space mean speed …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… c) The flow at section XX.Problem6.18 sec C T0+6 sec T0+12. vehicles Section XX Section YY A T0 T0+7. apart on a highway.58 sec B T0+3 sec T0+9. 500 ft.. Determine (a) the time mean speed …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Also determine (a) the time mean speed ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3. respectively. 4. (c) The density on the highway …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… . of a highway1500 ft. apart. 40. and 30 mi/h.3 Two sets of students are collecting traffic data at two sections. draw a schematic showing the locations of the vehicles20 sec after the first vehicle passed section xx. 35. Observations at xx show that five vehicles passed that section at intervals of 3. and 5 sec. (b) the space mean speed …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. respectively. xx and yy. If the speeds of the vehicles were 50.Problem6.. 45.

3 55 40.2 85 24.Problem6. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1 41 50.1 70 30. (d) the speed at maximum flow ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. (c) the capacity ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… (b) the jam density. Use regression analysis to fit these data to the Greenshields model and Determine (a) the mean free speed.6 20 55. Speed(mi/hr) Density(veh/mi) 14..0 15 .5: The data shown below were obtained on a highway.