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Platoon-Based Traffic Flow Model for Estimating Breakdown Probability at Single-Lane Expressway Bottlenecks
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This study investigates the mechanism of traffic breakdown and establishes a traffic flow model that precisely simulates the stochastic and dynamic processes of traffic flow at a bottleneck. The proposed model contains two models of stochastic processes associated with traffic flow dynamics: a model of platoon formation behind a bottleneck and a model of speed transitions within a platoon. After these proposed models are validated, they are applied to a simple one-way, one-lane expressway section containing a bottleneck, and the stochastic nature of traffic breakdown is demonstrated through theoretical exercises.
Abstract reprinted with permission from Elsevier.
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Michael J Cassidy
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
19th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory
Berkeley CA, United States
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Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; I73: Traffic Control
Jul 7 2011 12:08PM
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