A traffic simulation of work zone with an improved continuum traffic flow model

Hsun-Jung Cho*, Ming Chorng Hwang, Du Hwan Lin

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Abstract

A continuum traffic flow model with lane-changing behavior in a work zone is developed in this paper based on Jiang's continuum model In this improved model, the equilibrium velocity in adjacent lanes replaces it in itself of the motion equation and the distance from the incident point to the vehicle is also considered in the model. The improved model describes the phenomenon that drivers in perceptive areas prefer to decelerate rather than accelerate because of the pressure to change lane. We designed a simulator to simulate the cars with the above-mentioned behavior on the highway and found out that increasing the length of the perceptive areas moderates the shock caused by incident.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceeding - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control
Pages1126-1130
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Jun 2004
EventConference Proceeding - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 21 Mar 200423 Mar 2004

Publication series

NameConference Proceeding - IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceConference Proceeding - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period21/03/0423/03/04

Keywords

  • Continuum traffic flow model
  • Equilibrium velocity
  • Lane-changing
  • Motion equation
  • Perceptive area
  • Simulator
  • Work zone

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