The Application of Axiomatic Design Theory and Conflict Techniques for the Design of Intersections: Part 2

Mary Kathryn Thompson, Min Ju Park, Oh Hoon Kwon, Eleonora Ibragimova, Hansun Lee, Sunwook Myung

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This work presents two case studies which use a combination of Axiomatic Design (AD) Theory, traditional
traffic conflict analysis, and TRIZ to re-design urban intersections for improved efficiency. The first case study
involves several options for the re-design of a generic 4-way intersection from the literature. The second case study involves the conceptual redesign of an existing intersection located in Daejeon, South Korea. The impact of various design strategies on the functional requirements, the traffic conflicts in the intersection, and the coupling in the design matrix are examined. Both holistic and modular approaches to modelling intersections are demonstrated and compared. Finally, symmetry, redundancy, and the effects of neighboring intersections are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Axiomatic Design
Number of pages8
Publication date2009
PagesPaper ICAD-2009-18
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventICAD2009 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 25 Mar 200927 Mar 2009



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