This paper presents a new model for traffic on multilane freeways. The model incorporates both equilibrium curves and a simple switching mechanism that allows cars to transit from one equilibrium curve to the other. This switching mechanism, when combined with the continuity equation, produces relaxation or self-excited oscillations in the system, and these oscillations are the focus of the research conducted herein.

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    Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

    3600 University City, Science Center
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  • Authors:
    • Greenberg, J M
    • Klar, A
    • Rascle, M
  • Publication Date: 2003-1


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 818-833
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  • Accession Number: 00963220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2003 12:00AM