Modeling and simulation of multiphase traffic flow

Hsun-Jung Cho*, Yuh Ting Wu

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Abstract

This study discusses and simulates certain macroscopic traffic flow phenomena based on a microscopic traffic flow model. The phase transition, "free flow to synchronized flow", is discussed, and the simulation indicates that the phase transition leads to capacity drop. Another important feature of multiphase traffic flow-traffic hysteresis is also reproduced. This study explains why capacity drop and traffic hysteresis form from the viewpoint of driver behavior. Simulation examples of capacity drop and traffic hysteresis are provided and they demonstrate that the proposed model can represent the two classical hysteresis pattern types founded by Treiterer and Maes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputation in Modern Science and Engineering - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Methods in Science and Engineering 2007 (ICCMSE 2007)
Pages1036-1039
Number of pages4
Edition2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventInternational Conference on Computational Methods in Science and Engineering 2007, ICCMSE 2007 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 25 Sep 200730 Sep 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Number2
Volume963
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computational Methods in Science and Engineering 2007, ICCMSE 2007
CountryGreece
CityCorfu
Period25/09/0730/09/07

Keywords

  • Capacity drop
  • Car-following
  • Multiphase
  • Traffic hysteresis

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    Cho, H-J., & Wu, Y. T. (2007). Modeling and simulation of multiphase traffic flow. In Computation in Modern Science and Engineering - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Methods in Science and Engineering 2007 (ICCMSE 2007) (2 ed., pp. 1036-1039). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 963, No. 2). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2835917