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2015

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Carroll College

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Modeling Traffic Through Intersections, Mark Griffith Apr 2015

Modeling Traffic Through Intersections, Mark Griffith

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

This paper analyzes the effects traffic flow controllers, such as stop signs and stop lights, have on the flow of traffic through a 4-way intersection. In particular, we investigate which controller (either using 2 stop signs, 4 stop signs, or stop lights) to use depending on the number of cars in a lane. We use a method that accounts for a set number of cars in each lane and a car’s velocity based on the distance to the stop line or to the car in front. We also account for how a car will turn once it reaches the ...