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Breakdown in Traffic Networks: Fundamentals of Transportation Science [Repost]

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Breakdown in Traffic Networks: Fundamentals of Transportation Science [Repost]

Breakdown in Traffic Networks: Fundamentals of Transportation Science by Boris S. Kerner
English | 14 Jun. 2017 | ISBN: 3662544717 | 684 Pages | PDF | 25.24 MB

This book offers a detailed investigation of breakdowns in traffic and transportation networks. It shows empirically that transitions from free flow to so-called synchronized flow, initiated by local disturbances at network bottlenecks, display a nucleation-type behavior: while small disturbances in free flow decay, larger ones grow further and lead to breakdowns at the bottlenecks. Further, it discusses in detail the significance of this nucleation effect for traffic and transportation theories, and the consequences this has for future automatic driving, traffic control, dynamic traffic assignment, and optimization in traffic and transportation networks.

Starting from a large volume of field traffic data collected from various sources obtained solely through measurements in real world traffic, the author develops his insights, with an emphasis less on reviewing existing methodologies, models and theories, and more on providing a detailed analysis of empirical traffic data and drawing consequences regarding the minimum requirements for any traffic and transportation theories to be valid.