Research Activities: 2004

Analyzing Microscopic Behavior of Traffic Flow


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Matching Research Agency

Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla


Principal Investigator

Ghulam H. Bham
Assistant Professor
University of Missouri-Rolla
135 Butler-Carlton Hall
Rolla , Missouri, 65401

p(573) 341- 6286
f(573) 341- 4729

Student Involvement

1 Ph.D. student


Project Objectives

Analyze and model driver behavior and study its impact on traffic flow


Project Abstract

The study comprises of the following parts: (1) Analyze data from the NGSIM Project (data collected by FHWA); (2) Study and analyze microscopic behavior of drivers; (3) Model behavior of drivers for utilization in traffic simulation models


Anticipated Benefits

Provide information about: (1) Determining effect of traffic flow on driver behavior; (2) Realistic representation of driver behavior in simulation models; (3) Improved representation of traffic flow using traffic simulation models


Modal Orientation

Modeling of driver behavior to improve traffic flow



Project Start Date:
September 1, 2005
Project End Date:June 30, 2008

Relationship to other Research/Projects

Analyzing lane changing behavior of drivers


Technology Transfer Activities

Final Report, Conference and Journal Publications


Transportation Research Board Keywords

Traffic, modeling