COMPLEX MOTIONS OF SHUTTLE BUSES BY SPEED CONTROL

This paper examines the dynamic behavior of shuttle buses on a route where N buses repeatedly shuttle between an origin and a destination. A dynamic model of shuttle buses is used to factor in the speed control depending on time headway between buses. The model is described by an N-dimensional map governed by loading parameter and speed's variation rate. It was found that distinct dynamic states (regular, periodic, and chaotic motions) appear by varying both parameters. Also, the dynamic states depend on the number of buses. Dynamic transitions among the distinct dynamic states are investigated. The recurrence time (1 period), Lyapunov exponent, and return map are calculated for these dynamic states.

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  • Authors:
    • Nagatani, T
  • Publication Date: 2003-5

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 685-697
  • Serial:
    • Physica A
    • Volume: 322
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Elsevier
    • ISSN: 0378-4371

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  • Accession Number: 00963222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 17 2003 12:00AM