A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Traffic simulation of two adjacent unsignalized T-junctions during rush hours using Arena software


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Publication Details
Authors: Kamrani Mohsen, Hashemi Esmaeil Abadi Sayyed Mohsen, Rahimpour Golroudbary Saeed
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2014
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory
Volume number: 49
Start page: 167
End page: 179
Number of pages: 13
ISSN: 1569-190X
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

Abstract


In this paper, the focus is on
simulating the traffic of two adjacent T-junctions during rush hours located at
Jalan Universiti in the city of Skudai, Johor, Malaysia. This study was
conducted with the objective of simulating the traffic on the network in order
to understand and analyze its bottlenecks and propose solutions to improve it.
The simulation model was developed with ARENA software, and the initial result
shows that there is a substantial queue in one of the routes, arm C. A model
with traffic light was proposed to tackle the problem. Results obtained from
the improved model revealed that the average waiting time in arm C declined by
67%. Furthermore, the average waiting time of the queues in the entire system
decreased by 53%. In addition, in this paper, it was shown how Arena software
can be adopted to simulate traffic problems effectively. The method in this
research can be applied to investigate various traffic scenarios and their
consequences before implementing them in reality.




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