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Traffic dynamics induced by bottleneck

Gasser, I (Hamburg)
Tuesday 23 November 2010, 14:00-14:45

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute


We study the dynamics of traffic on a circular road by using a simple car following model. In case of no bottleneck the situation is well known. Especially the loss of stability for higher traffic density well understood. Introducing a bottleneck the situation becomes more complex and a completely different approach is needed. Doing so the bifurcations and the dynamics of the bottleneck case can be studied and many new interesting phenomena can be observed.


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