Planning for Balanced Growth in Chinese Air Traffic: A Case for Statistical Mechanics

This paper identifies drivers of variations within air traffic systems highlighting inefficient mechanisms that can lead to system sub-optimality. Domestic air traffic in China is used as a case study. Airports need to respond to local demands with airlines that control parts of the system as agents. The relationship between the agent's behavior and system-wide variations in traffic movements shows how the collective behavior of a relatively few agents can disproportionately influence the system-wide traffic distribution.


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  • Accession Number: 01155602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 2010 8:58AM