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An original traffic flow model with signal effect for energy dissipation

Wen-Xing Zhu () and Li-Dong Zhang
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Wen-Xing Zhu: School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University Jinan 250061, P. R. China
Li-Dong Zhang: School of Jiaotong and Wuliu Engineering, Shandong Jiaotong University, Jinan 250023, P. R. China

International Journal of Modern Physics C (IJMPC), 2014, vol. 25, issue 07, 1-11

Abstract: We proposed an original traffic flow model with a consideration of signal effect based on Bando's optimal velocity model. The optimal velocity function was improved more realistically in describing the motion process of vehicles moving on a road with signals. Based on the improved model, we derived the mathematical expression for energy dissipation. Simulations are conducted to verify the energy dissipation laws in traffic flow with signals. Numerical results show that energy dissipation (rate) can be affected not only by traffic density, but also traffic signal control parameters: split and cycle.

Keywords: Energy dissipation; signal effect; car-following model; 05.90.+m; 64.60.Fr (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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