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Traffic dynamics induced by bottleneck

Presented by: 
I Gasser [Hamburg]
Date: 
Tuesday 23rd November 2010 - 14:00 to 14:45
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Seminar Series: 
Abstract: 
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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