Traffic Flow at Sags: Theory, Modeling and Control

This thesis is funded by Toyota and discusses how sag vertical curves (sags) are one of the most common types of freeway traffic congestion. The thesis focuses on traffic flow theory, modeling and control and it shows how the main cause of congestion at sags is due to the fact that most drivers do not accelerate enough when driving through sags. The thesis contributes to the theoretical understanding and mathematical description of driving behavior on hilly freeways. It proposes a new model that describes car-following behavior at sags and it contributes to the field of traffic management by identifying new strategies to mitigate congestion at freeway sags.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 148p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01603787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789055841981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 10:53AM