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Perimeter control with real-time location-varying cordon

Ye Li, Reza Mohajerpoor and Mohsen Ramezani

Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 2021, vol. 150, issue C, 101-120

Abstract: With unbalanced travel demand distribution over time and space, a stationary cordon location hinders the full potential of perimeter flow control based on network Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram (MFD). This paper introduces a perimeter control method wherein the region boundaries alter in real-time to tackle propagation of local pockets of congestion. The nonlinear dynamics of the heterogeneous traffic network are modelled as a switching system. The linearization of the derived switching nonlinear dynamics is conducted considering the accumulation heterogeneity. A Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) is employed for gating the flow exchange between regions to minimize network congestion. Several scenarios are examined comparing perimeter control schemes with static and dynamic cordons. Results pinpoint the proposed LQR control with location-varying cordon strategy and a moderate switching interval significantly reduces the vehicles total time spent in the network.

Keywords: Network fundamental diagram; Gating; Time-varying cordon; Optimal control; Congestion management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.trb.2021.05.016

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