Road Traffic Control by Regulating Street Noise Propagation in an Urban Area 2009-01-2795
Recently, the control of traffic flow has been proposed using several types of criteria (e.g. minimum-time control, minimum fuel control and so on). Most recently, an environmental noise pollution problem caused by the road traffic is being aggravated more and more by the consolidation and expansion of roadway system particularly in urban areas. However, the objective of this paper is to control road traffic flow by regulating traffic noise propagation in an urban area in Cairo city. The results of traffic noise prediction obtained by trending of the experimental data collecting by systematic noise measurement and the evaluation of the traffic noise which is in close connection with physical parameters of traffic flow and noise propagation characteristics is presented. The analysis of road traffic flow noise control is based on the mixed integer non-linear programming technique, where the optimal control strategy is used. The results indicate that significant information gained for controlling road traffic in urban areas.