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Determination of Dynamic PCUs of different Types of Passenger vehicles on urban road: A case study of Rajkot city


Patel Bindiya , MEFGI, rajkot; Jadeja Mayursinh B., MEFGI, rajkot; Monicaba Vala M., MEFGI, rajkot


Dynamic PCU, Heterogeneous Traffic, classified volume


This study represents a concept of "dynamic passenger car unit' ('DPCU'), appropriate for the heterogeneous traffic on Indian roads, and shows that the PCU factor for a vehicle type is not a static factor as it is usually assumed. Various relationships will be developed between speed-flow. By using three different methods of estimating PCU, PCU value of different category of vehicles should be found. This PCU factor is the ratio of the projected rectangular area of the vehicle type to the speed of the vehicle type, with respect to car. Factors influencing PCU value are classified volume of vehicles and Average speed .PCU values of different types of vehicles is determined on Rajkot Urban Road by different methods and suggest the reliable method.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I30560
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2016
Page(s): 480-483

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