Engineering Fundamentals: An Intro...

5th Edition
Saeed Moaveni
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305084766



Engineering Fundamentals: An Intro...

5th Edition
Saeed Moaveni
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305084766
Chapter 8.4, Problem 2BYG
Textbook Problem

Explain traffic flow, density, and average speed.

To determine

Explain the terms traffic flow, density, and average speed.

Explanation of Solution

Traffic flow:

Traffic flow is the number of vehicles per hour in the given location.

Consider the expression for the traffic flow in seconds.



n is number of vehicles, and

T is time.

And the product of density and the average speed is also known as traffic flow.


The number of cars occupy the stretch of a highway, is known as density. This is also known as traffic density

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