Accession Number:

AD0762416

Title:

Simple State-Dependent Gap Acceptance,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C PROGRAM IN LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-04-20

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The paper considers a traffic problem in which vehicles queue up according to a Poisson process on a single-lane entrance ramp prior to merging into a major stream of vehicular traffic. In order to then prevent the ramp queue from exploding, a model is proposed which considers a lowering of the critical gap as the queue increases. With the critical gap assumed to be a non-increasing function of the number on the ramp at instances that correspond to departure points from the ramp queuq, the resultant model is an MG1 queue with state-dependent service times. Some general results are obtained for this model and a specific case discussed in moderate detail. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE