The growth of maritime transportation leads to more crowded and intensively used waterways. This research presents a method to estimate the capacity of a waterway intersection. An analogy between roads and waterways is used and the conflict technique is applied to a waterway intersection. The flows in each direction and their conflicting movements lead to the capacity calculation. Data analysis provides insight into vessel behaviour in an intersection. Moreover, the value of the method has been proven with a case study. This is a generic method that can be applied in any waterway intersection based on the conflicts between the different sailing directions in the intersection and the flow shares inferred from empirical data or predictions. Its application can improve traffic management strategies or traffic rules in waterway intersections.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTraffic and Granular Flow '15
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow, Nootdorp, The Netherlands
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-33482-0
ISBN (Print)978-319-33481-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event11th Traffic and Granular Flow Conference - Nootdorp, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Oct 201530 Oct 2015


Conference11th Traffic and Granular Flow Conference
Abbreviated titleTGF15

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