Phase diagram of congested traffic flow on a highway with one on-ramp

Lee, H. Y.; Lee, H.-W.; Kim, D.
June 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 519 Issue 1, p547
Academic Journal
Recently there has been much interest in physical phenomena in highway traffic flow [1]. In particular, the effect of in-flux from an on-ramp has been considered and several dynamic states are predicted using continuum traffic equations [2,3]. In this paper, we review findings of a recent empirical study [4], which appear to support theoretical predictions, and present a preliminary phase diagram of congested traffic flow.


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