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Exciting traffic jams: nonlinear phenomena behind traffic jam formation on highways

Orosz, Gábor, Wilson, R. Eddie, Szalai, Róbert and Stepan, Gábor (2009) Exciting traffic jams: nonlinear phenomena behind traffic jam formation on highways Physical Review E, 80, (4), p. 46205. (PMID:19905413).

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A nonlinear car-following model is studied with driver reaction time delay by using state-of-the-art numerical continuations techniques. These allow us to unveil the detailed microscopic dynamics as well as to extract macroscopic properties of traffic flow. Parameter domains are determined where the uniform flow equilibrium is stable but sufficiently large excitations may trigger traffic jams. This behavior becomes more robust as the reaction time delay is increased.

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Published date: October 2009


Local EPrints ID: 184235
ISSN: 1539-3755
PURE UUID: 23d2a531-da04-435c-a4f7-908ab9ba8fc9

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Date deposited: 06 May 2011 14:30
Last modified: 11 Sep 2017 14:47

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Author: Gábor Orosz
Author: R. Eddie Wilson
Author: Róbert Szalai
Author: Gábor Stepan

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