Modeling the Effect of Horizontal Curves on Follower Density on Rural Roads

Authors

  • Hiba Daghmah Tishreen University

Keywords:

Two-way roads - The traffic performance - Horizontal Curves - Follower Density

Abstract

Two-way rural roads are a large part of the road network in many countries. The engineering design for these roads is one of the most important factors affecting traffic performance. The interaction between the engineering elements of the road and the traffic performance is still unclear and needs more researches.

In this study, the follower density was used as a performance measure on the two-way rural roads, and the effect number of factors on it was studied such as the radius of the horizontal curves and the length of the sight distance, using data collected from ten horizontal curves on the Tartous-Sheikh Badr road.

The results showed a good statistical significance of the effect of the radius, the sight distance and the direct direction flow rate on the value of the follower density. A model for follower density was developed, which showed a good correlation with field data, and it was recommended to use it in calculating the follower density on the two-way rural roads.

Published

2023-03-15

How to Cite

1.
دغمه ه. Modeling the Effect of Horizontal Curves on Follower Density on Rural Roads. Tuj-eng [Internet]. 2023Mar.15 [cited 2024Feb.21];45(1):93-106. Available from: https://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/engscnc/article/view/14091