A Unified Framework for Analyzing and Designing Signals for Stationary Arterial Networks

This research will apply the link transmission model to analyze and simulate traffic dynamics in a signalized arterial network. The task will (1) analytically derive macroscopic fundamental diagrams for stationary traffic patterns. (2) quantify congestion mitigation effects of different signal settings. 3) formulate an optimization problem with the network performance measure. (4) develop a set of simple decision-support tools for arterial network improvement.