View More View Less
  • 1 Faculty of Civil Engineering Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Műegyetem rkp. 3, H-1111 Budapest, Hungary
Restricted access

Purchase article

USD  $25.00

Purchase this article

USD  $387.00

Passenger car unit is an important comparison factor that helps the traffic engineer to describe the impact of heterogeneous traffic flows on the traffic performance of the infrastructure elements, compared to homogenous passenger car flows. The purpose of this study is to determine the passenger car unit value of certain vehicle types (e.g. buses, trucks) in signalized circular intersections. The values defined by the Hungarian standards are based on the weight and type of the vehicles, so it is important to know how these parameters of the vehicles influence the traffic conditions at this unique type of road junction, to be able to conduct a correct capacity calculation. PTV Vissim microscopic simulation program was used to model different traffic volumes and compositions getting by the recommended passenger car unit values for the application, and a proposal for further studies in subject.

  • [1]

    Swetha D. V. Estimation of passenger car unit for heterogeneous traffic in Visakhapatnam, International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016, pp. 855862.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • [2]

    Al-Obaedi J. Estimation of passenger car equivalents for basic freeway sections at different traffic conditions, World Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 153159.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • [3]

    Tiwari G. , Fazio J., Pavitravas S. Passenger car units for heterogeneous traffic using a modified density method, in 4th International Symposium on Highway Capacity, Maui, Hawaii, 27 June - 1 July 2000, pp. 246257.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • [4]

    Adams C. A. , Zambang M. A. M., Opoku-Boahen R. Passenger car unit values for urban mixed traffic flow at signalized intersections on two lane dual carriageways in the Tamale Metropolis, Ghana, International Refereed Journal of Engineering and Science, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2014, pp. 4149.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • [5]

    Giuffrè O. , Grana A., Marino S., Galatioto F. Passenger car equivalent for heavy vehicles crossing turbo-roundabouts, Transportation Research Procedia, Vol. 14, 2016, pp. 41904199.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • [6]

    Kollár A. The supervision of passenger car unit values in different types of urban junctions with VISSIM program, Pollack Periodica, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2014, pp. 4960.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • [7]

    Kollár A. Analyses of vehicle delays at urban and rural road sections, Pollack Periodica, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2014, pp. 1522.

  • [8]

    Praveen P. S. , Arasan V. T. Influence of traffic mix on pcu value of vehicles under heterogeneous traffic conditions, International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2013, pp. 302330.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • [9]

    Hungarian Road Society, ÚT 2-1.219:2009, Planning, placing and operating of traffic signal control, Technical Specification, (in Hungarian) 2009.

  • [10]

    Hungarian Road Society, ÚT 2-1.206:2010, Design of roundabouts, Technical Specification, (in Hungarian) 2010.

  • [11]

    Hallworth M. S. Signaling roundabouts, Traffic Engineering & Control, Vol. 33, No. 6, 1992, pp. 354363.

  • [12]

    Stevens C. R. Signals and meters at roundabouts, in Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, Iowa, 18-19 August 2005, pp. 113, http://www.ctre. iastate.edu/pubs/midcon2005/StevensRoundabouts.pdf, (last visited 30 December 2016).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • [13]

    Azhar A. , Svante B. Signal control of roundabouts, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 16, 2011, pp. 729738.

  • [14]

    Brilon W. Roundabouts: a state of art in Germany, in 4th International Roundabout Conference, TRB 2014, Seattle, USA, 16-18 April 2014, pp. 115, http://teachamerica.com/RAB14/RAB14papers/RAB14ppr045_Brilon.pdf (last visited 30 December 2016).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • [15]

    PTV Group, PTV VISSIM 7 User Manual, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2014.

  • [16]

    Maklári J. Adaptive traffic controlled roundabouts, in European Transport Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 9 September 2002, pp. 133, http://abstracts.aetransport.org/paper/index/id/1396/confid/8, (last visited 30 December 2016).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • [17]

    Maklári J. Traffic light controlled roundabouts: traffic performance and parameters of the signal plan (in Hungarian), Innovation and Sustainable Surface Transport, Budapest, Hungary, 4-6 September 2007, http://kitt.uni-obuda.hu/mmaws/2007/download/MJ_jelzolampas_szabalyozasu_korforgalmak.pdf, (last visited 30 December 2016).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation

The author instructions template is available in MS Word.
Please, download the file from HERE.

 

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous) SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q3
  • Software SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q3
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.219
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 9

Language: English

Founded in 2006, by the Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering, Unversity of Pécs
Publication: One volume of three issues annually
Publication Programme: 2020. Vol. 15.
Indexing and Abstracting Services:

  • SCOPUS

 

Subscribers can access the electronic version of every printed article.

Senior editors

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Iványi, Amália

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Iványi, Péter


Scientific Secretary

Miklós M. Iványi

Editorial Board

  • B. Bachmann (Hungary)
  • J. Balogh (USA)
  • R. Bancila (Romania)
  • C.C. Baniotopolous (Greece)
  • O. Biro (Austria)
  • Á. Borsos (Hungary)
  • M. Bruggi (Italy)
  • J. Bujňák (Slovakia)
  • A. Csébfalvi (Hungary)
  • M. Devetakovic (Serbia)
  • Sz. Fischer (Hungary)
  • R. Folic (Serbia)
  • J. Frankovská (Slovakia)
  • J. Füzi† (Hungary)
  • J. Gyergyák (Hungary)
  • K. Hamayer (Germany)
  • E. Helerea (Romania)
  • Á. Hutter (Hungary)
  • K. Jármai (Hungary)
  • T.J. Kajtazi (Kosovo)
  • R. Kersner (Hungary)
  • R. Kiss (Hungary)
  • I. Kistelegdi (Hungary)
  • S. Kmet (Slovakia)
  • I. Kocsis (Hungary)
  • L. Kóczy (Hungary)
  • D. Kozak (Croatia)
  • Gy.L. Kovács (Hungary)
  • B.G. Kövesdi (Hungary)
  • T. Krejči (Czech Republic)
  • J. Kruis (Czech Republic)
  • M. Kuczmann (Hungary)
  • T. Kukai (Hungary)
  • M.J. Lamela Rey (Spain)
  • J. Lógó (Hungary)
  • C. Lungoci (Romania)
  • F. Magoules (France)
  • G. Medvegy (Hungary)
  • T. Molnár (Hungary)
  • F. Orbán (Hungary)
  • Z. Orbán (Hungary)
  • D. Rachinskii (Ireland)
  • C.H. Radha (Iraq)
  • M. Repetto (Italy)
  • G. Sierpiński (Poland)
  • Z. Siménfalvi (Hungary)
  • A. Šoltész (Slovakia)
  • Zs. Szabo (Hungary)
  • M. Sysyn (Germany)
  • A. Timár (Hungary)
  • B.H.V. Topping (UK)

POLLACK PERIODICA
Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering
Institute: University of Pécs
Address: Boszorkány utca 2. H–7624 Pécs, Hungary
Phone/Fax: (36 72) 503 650

E-mail: ivanyi.peter@pmmik.pte.hu 

or ivanyi@pmmik.pte.hu