Identifier

etd-1112103-094818

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Engineering Science (Interdepartmental Program)

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

This research focuses on the use of historical freeway traffic data for comparison of the precursory traffic conditions to that accident occurrence by using 15-minute traffic speed contour maps. The second order statistics measures, namely angular second moment (ASM), contrast and entropy were used as the traffic performance measures in order to compare the two situations. The data used is from I-4 freeway traffic condition database, stored in a SQL server and 1999 year accident database for the same I-4 freeway. The study section is located in Orlando, Florida. The approach shows an approach to understand the performance of the freeways in an efficient and easy way.

Date

2003

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Sherif Ishak

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