Balanced vehicular traffic at a Bottleneck

Florian Siebel, Salissou Moutari, Wolfram Mauser, Michel Rascle

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The balanced vehicular traffic model is a macroscopic model for vehicular traffic flow. We use this model to study the traffic dynamics at highway bottlenecks either caused by the restriction of the number of lanes or by on-ramps or off-ramps. The coupling conditions for the Riemann problem of the system are applied in order to treat the interface between different road sections consistently. Our numerical simulations show the appearance of synchronized flow at highway bottlenecks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-702
Number of pages14
JournalMathematical and Computer Modelling
Issue number3-4
Early online date16 Feb 2008
Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modelling and Simulation


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