课题组成功举办第四期交通技术论坛

 ——美国 Wayne State University Joe Hummer 教授做学术报告

523日上午,课题组在安中大楼A326举办第四期交通技术论坛,此次邀请到美国 Wayne State University Joe Hummer教授做题为《Great Intersections for Great City》的学术报告。

Joe Hummer教授从交叉口设计的 “安全,最小延误,利于行人和自行车及最小工程造价” 四个原则谈起,根据交叉口道路等级设计相应的交叉口形式,依次讲述了环形交叉口,超宽道路交叉口设计以及中间U型转弯等交叉口设计形式。

讲解结束后与会师生就各自关注点与Joe Hummer教授进行了讨论。

主讲人简介

Dr. Joseph Hummer is Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He taught and researched traffic safety, traffic operations, highway design, and transportation policy at NC State University from 1992 to 2012 before moving to Wayne State. Joe has been author or co-author of 80 peer-reviewed papers in a variety of journals, nine book chapters, and over 150 other publications. He has been Principal Investigator or Co-PI on 55 funded research projects for a variety of Federal, state, regional, local, and private sponsors. Joe has a PhD from Purdue University and Bachelors and Masters degrees from Michigan State University.

Joe is one of the world’s leading researchers in the area of alternative intersections and interchanges. He started researching alternative designs in 1990, and first published a paper on them 1993. His two-part series in the ITE Journal in 1998 was one of the first papers to draw wide attention to this area. Joe has invented and published two new intersection designs and two new interchange designs. He was a co-author of the FHWA publication “Alternative Intersection and Interchange Informational Report”. Joe was principal investigator on the large Federal project to examine the operational and safety effects of diverging diamond interchanges. He recently completed the largest evaluation to date on the operations and safety of superstreet intersections.