Third Experiment: Optimal L
The purpose of this third experiment is to run the computer program LESLAM
and compute the optimal flow rate * needed for a highway of a given
segment of length L miles with a given number of lanes N. This optimal *
is designed to make sure that the blocking caused by the congestion is minimized
and that free flow conditions are acheived for the given highway design.
You are asked to input the length of the highway
segment of L miles, N lanes, and to estimate the blocking probability Pc
The outputs of the program will give you the optimal *
needed for a highway of given dimensions.
Experiment 3: How sensitive is * to changes
in one of the other dimensions. Pick one of the dimensions either L,N and
carry out your experiment for the linear and exponential models.
Number of lanes
Animation of Congestion warning sign