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dc.contributor.authorKumar, Manjunathanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:30:17Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:30:17Z
dc.date.issued2002-12-02en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-01082003-000434en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30852
dc.description.abstractEvaluation of critical transportation infrastructure and their operation is vital for continuous evolution to meet the growing needs of the society with time. The current practice of evaluating signalized intersections has two steps. The first is to determine the level of service at which the intersection is performing. Level of Service (LOS) is based on the average delay per vehicle that gets past the particular intersection under consideration. The second step is to do a capacity analysis. This considers the number of lanes and other infrastructure related factors and also includes the influence of the control strategies. The above-described procedure evaluates any one intersection at a time. It is necessary to compare and rank a given set of intersections for planning purposes such as choosing the sites for improvements. The research work presented in this thesis demonstrates how Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) can be used as a tool to achieve the purpose of comparing and ranking a given set of comparable intersections. This study elaborates on various ways of representing different characteristics of an intersection. The demonstration has been restricted to four way signalized intersections. The intersections that were used for demonstration as part of this research were created in a controlled random fashion by simulation.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartManjuKumarThesisLatest011203.pdfen_US
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dc.subjectData Envelopement Analysisen_US
dc.subjectCapacity Analysis Alternativesen_US
dc.subjectIntersections and Capacityen_US
dc.subjectLevel of Serviceen_US
dc.subjectEfficiency Based Prioritizationen_US
dc.subjectRelative Efficiencyen_US
dc.titleA Preliminary Examination of Data Envelopment Analysis for Prioritizing Improvements of a Set of Independent Four Way Signalized Intersections in a Regionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairTeodorovic, Dusanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTriantis, Konstantinos P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCollura, Johnen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01082003-000434/en_US
dc.date.sdate2003-01-08en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-01-28
dc.date.adate2003-01-28en_US


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