oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Variation in heavy vehicle traffic
|Article Title||Variation in heavy vehicle traffic|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch|
|Publication Date||Jan 1999|
|Pages||7 - 11|
|Keyword(s)||Heavy vehicle traffic, Traffic and Variation|
The patterns of variation in total traffic with time of day, day of the week and hour of the year (in descending order) are well known as a result of numerous studies in this area. Very little is, however, known about the variation in heavy vehicle traffic over these periods. in this paper the total and heavy vehicle traffic patterns are compared for weekly and annual variation. Also, a method is developed according to which the percentage of heavy vehicles can be determined for any of the 1 000 highest hours of total traffic. This is especially useful for calculating the percentage of heavy vehicles in the design hour.
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