A New Emission Model Including On-ramps for Two-Class Freeway Traffic Control

The main objective of this paper is to propose a new two-class macroscopic emission model to describe the pollutant emissions produced by freeway traffic. The innovative aspect of the proposed model consists in considering the on-ramp emissions, which are explicitly modeled for different traffic scenarios. Next, a two-class local controller based on a ramp metering is reported with the aim of minimizing emissions and congestion in the freeway system. The relevance of the on-ramp emission model is in this way highlighted, since ramp metering may lead to creation of queues at the entering on-ramps and hence a concentration of pollutants on these on-ramps. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed control strategy for a case of study.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1143-1149
  • Monograph Title: 18th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2015)

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  • Accession Number: 01600167
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781467365956
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 2 2016 3:23PM