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Hendrik Zurlinden

Hendrik Zurlinden
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Doctor of Engineering

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Publications (14)
Technical Report
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Supporting documentation to the "Can I Stop" Road Safety Paper
Research
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Supporting notes to accompany "Can I Stop" - Considering Opportunities to Influence Multidisciplinary Factors that Result in Crashes paper. The focus of the paper is on Stopping and Braking Distance - which has been overlooked in times when large cities have high density traffic as the general case and hence headway today are often less than the r...
Conference Paper
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Weaving sections along motorway corridors due to intensive and (longitudinally) concentrated lane changing are known to cause turbulent traffic flow conditions and create bottlenecks with reduced operational capacity. Establishing a causal relationship between weaving/lane changing intensity and capacity loss is important for planning, design and o...
Poster
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Relation between lane changing concentration in motorway weaving and other sections and capacity loss.
Article
Urban motorways are usually the most expensive road assets to provide, maintain, and operate. It is important that they provide the best social and economic outcomes for the community. Unfortunately, these important road assets are often observed to perform poorly under congested conditions. Substandard motorway operating conditions result in more...
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Urban motorways are usually the most expensive road assets to provide, maintain and operate. It is important they provide the best social and economic outcomes for the community. Unfortunately, these important road assets are often observed to perform poorly under congested conditions. VicRoads over many years of practical experience, together with...
Article
Urban motorways are usually the most expensive road assets to provide, maintain and operate. It is important they provide the best social and economic outcomes for the community. Unfortunately, these important road assets are often observed to perform poorly under congested conditions. Ramp meters are the most effective tool currently available for...
Article
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The purpose of this article is to present insights into the relationship between complex traffic flow phenomena on urban motorways and crash risk. Unstable or congested flow can trigger low speed/high density clusters (e.g. nucleations or shockwaves) creating ‘surprise elements’, therefore sharply increasing the cognitive workload for motorists. Wh...
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Motorways represent seven per cent of the urban arterial road network in Melbourne yet carry 40 per cent of the urban arterial road travel in terms of vehicle kilometres travelled and this percentage is growing. The number of casualty crashes on metropolitan Melbourne motorways has increased over the decade at a faster rate than on other urban road...
Book
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The process of evaluating and comparing the operational effects of alternative road planning and design scenarios is at the core of different Highway Capacity Manuals (HCM) around the world. It allows analysts to screen a variety of scenarios and select a reasonable one to ensure optimal investment in infrastructure. Central to this process are cap...
Conference Paper
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The determination of accurate motorway capacity values and traffic flow relationship curves is essential for proper project planning including traffic modelling, business case development, road design, traffic engineering as well as the real-time operations of motorway networks. VicRoads access to decades of detailed traffic data identified differ...
Conference Paper
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The Metropolitan Melbourne motorway network carries 40% of the urban arterial road travel (VKT). There is increasing reliance on the motorway network to provide arterial road travel with a 50% share likely in the relatively near future. After a steady decline over recent decades (since around 1970), the road toll serious crashes are on the rise aga...
Technical Report
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Motorway Design Volume Guide Design volumes for increased safety, reliability and productivity on motorways The process of evaluating and comparing the operational effects of alternative road planning and design scenarios is at the core of different Highway Capacity Manuals (HCM) around the world. It allows analysts to screen a variety of scenario...
Article
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A stochastic concept for highway capacity analysis is presented. The capacity of a highway facility is regarded as a random variable instead of a constant value. Thus, the stochastic approach provides new measures of traffic flow performance based on aspects of traffic reliability. A method for the estimation of capacity distribution functions from...

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Understanding the dynamic capacity of urban motorway and applying a holistic design, control and operational paradigm to optimise day to day urban motorway operations.