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Operational Optimization at Signalized Metering Roundabouts Using Cuckoo Search/Local Search Algorithm

Version 1 : Received: 16 October 2020 / Approved: 19 October 2020 / Online: 19 October 2020 (10:41:42 CEST)

How to cite: An, H.K.; Liu, Y.; Kim, D.S. Operational Optimization at Signalized Metering Roundabouts Using Cuckoo Search/Local Search Algorithm. Preprints 2020, 2020100366 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0366.v1). An, H.K.; Liu, Y.; Kim, D.S. Operational Optimization at Signalized Metering Roundabouts Using Cuckoo Search/Local Search Algorithm. Preprints 2020, 2020100366 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0366.v1).

Abstract

A metering roundabout where traffic is controlled by traffic lights with phase times influenced by queue detector occupancy might be the solution to enhance performance when there are unbalanced traffic flows at roundabouts. There have, however, been minimal studies on how the distance of the queue detector from the stop line affects signal phase time durations and the queuing lengths. This research, therefore, seeks to develop a Cuckoo Search/Local search Algorithm using parameters such as arrival volumes, conflicting volumes, detector distance and phase time to investigate the relationship of signal setting, detector location and queuing formulations. Also, some additional statistical tests were performed for the fitness of the data. In order to conduct solid model validations, model output data was compared against the AIMSUN model. The results from the analyses demonstrated that the queue detector distance can affect phase time durations and vehicle queuing lengths on the controlling approach as well as queuing lengths on the metered approach. This study showed that, based on the study for the Old Belair Road roundabout in Adelaide, South Australia, the total queue length (controlling + metered) will be minimized when the detector is relocated at 209 meters from the roundabout stop line, giving longer phase green times and resulting in decreased intersection queuing lengths.

Subject Areas

Metering roundabout; Detector location; AIMSUN; Cucksoo search/Local search algorithm

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