Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Center

Venice, Italy

Abstract

This project contributed to the ongoing development of an autonomous agent model of Venetian boat traffic by collecting detailed turning-movement counts at 17 intersections and updated indices for boat produced noise and wake pollution. These intersections had never before been studied nor had any of their traffic-related environmental concerns been assessed. The team identified the major contributors of each pollution type and recommended speed limit enforcement and more efficient traffic regulation as methods by which to mitigate potential environmental concerns.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

Venice, Italy

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