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A unified perspective on traffic flow theory, Part III: Validation and benchmarking

TitleA unified perspective on traffic flow theory, Part III: Validation and benchmarking
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsNi D, Wang H
JournalApplied Mathematical Sciences
Volume7
Issue40
Start Page1965
Pagination1965-1982
Date Published07/2011
KeywordsBenchmark, Traffic flow, Transportation management, Validation
Abstract

A Field Theory of traffic ow was formulated, based on which a special case, called Longitudinal Control Model, was proposed in Part I. The objective of this paper is to evaluate the model. A set of reasonable criteria was employed in the assessment including: empirical validity, mathematical elegance, and physical soundness. Both numerical and empirical evidences are presented in support of the model. In addition, a cross-comparison, called benchmarking, was conducted to show the performance of the model relative to some existing traffic ow models.

DOI10.1061/41186(421)422