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Measures of effectiveness for two-lane rural highways in Brazil

Grant number: 13/04267-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): October 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Transportation Engineering - Transportation Operations
Principal Investigator:Jose Reynaldo Anselmo Setti
Grantee:José Elievam Bessa Júnior
Supervisor: Scott S. Washburn
Host Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Florida, Gainesville (UF), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:10/01809-0 - Measures of effectiveness for quality of service evaluation on two-lane rural highways in Brazil, BP.DR


This project aims to develop a part of the candidate's PhD thesis, whose goal is to obtain a method for analysis of quality of service on two-lane, rural highways in Brazil. To determine level of service in this kind of highway, the Highway Capacity Manual 2010 (HCM2010) propose that Percent Time-Spent-Following (PTSF) and Average Travel Speed (ATS) have to be used. However, PTSF is impossible to be estimated from the traffic observation. In the literature, there are researches that propose measures of effectiveness that can be collected from traffic observation. Based on this, it is intended to select one or more measures of effectiveness that can be appropriate to determine level of service on highways in Brazil. For this, traffic data were collected from Brazilian highways in order to calibrate and validate the simulator CORSIM. Using synthetic traffic data produced with CORSIM, it is intended to develop relationships between directional traffic flow and measures of effectiveness to be chosen in this project. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BESSA JR, JOSE ELIEVAM; SETTI, JOSE REYNALDO. Evaluating Measures of Effectiveness for Quality of Service Estimation on Two-Lane Rural Highways. JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING PART A-SYSTEMS, v. 144, n. 9, . (10/01809-0, 13/04267-1)
BESSA, JR., JOSE ELIEVAM; SETTI, JOSE REYNALDO; WASHBURN, SCOTT S.. Evaluation of Models to Estimate Percent Time Spent Following on Two-Lane Highways. JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING PART A-SYSTEMS, v. 143, n. 5, . (13/04267-1, 10/01809-0)

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