Spatial Dynamics of Network Flows

Spatial Dynamics of Network Flows


Congestion forms on the roads which have limited spatial capacity, and in turn the travel speed depends on the density of travelers on each road. In this context, transportation research focuses on capturing traffic  flow by making use of the fundamental diagrams that empirically relate flow, density and speed in road segments and utilizing them in macroscopic link models. In this work we propose a simple flow model to study the interaction of the spatial dynamics with the network topology.

Source: On the role of spatial dynamics and topology on network flows (Serdar Colak, Christian M. Schneider, Pu Wang, Marta C González), New Journal of Physics 15 (2013) 113037. [bibtex][pdf]

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Group Member: Serdar Colak