A study on capacity of signalized intersection under snow-ice conditions based on classical model modification
Yaping Zhang1, Chunxiao Liu1, Hong Zhang2, Guozhu Cheng1
COMPUTER MODELLING & NEW TECHNOLOGIES 2014 18(2) 40-45
1 School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, 150090, P. R. China
2 School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, China
As the common climatic phenomena frequently occurring in northern China in winter, snow and ice weathers have made great influence to the capacity of signalized intersection. By starting from snow and ice conditions, this paper makes improved correction about the calculation of capacity of signalized intersection respectively based on HCM Method and Method of Stopping Line. On the basis of HCM Method, the author comprehensively considers factors influencing the capacity of signalized intersection under snow and ice conditions, and calibrates the integrated parameters influencing the capacity of signalized intersection under snow and ice conditions; grounded on Method of Stopping Line, the author then calibrates various parameters and makes classified study about each parameter separately according to snow weather and freezing condition, finally giving out parameter values under various states. With the help of the revised model, the paper calculates the capacity of signalized intersection and then makes the comparison between traffic capacities under various snow and ice conditions and that with capacity of signalized intersection under normal weather, hence with strong practical significance.