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Urban Traffic Networks

Dynamic Flow Modeling and Control

  • Nathan H. Gartner
  • Gennaro Improta

Part of the Transportation Analysis book series (TRANSANALY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Information and Control Systems Traffic Management Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. G. H. Bell, C. M. Shield, J. M. Anderson, F. Busch
      Pages 39-57
    3. Isam Kaysi, Moshe Ben-Akiva, Andre de Palma
      Pages 59-81
    4. Giulio E. Cantarella, Antonio Sforza
      Pages 123-153
    5. Mohammed Al-Malik, Nathan H. Gartner
      Pages 155-186
    6. Giuseppe Bruno, Gennaro Improta
      Pages 187-209
  3. Dynamic Network Equilibrium

About these proceedings

Introduction

The problems of urban traffic in the industrially developed countries have been at the top of the priority list for a long time. While making a critical contribution to the economic well being of those countries, transportation systems in general and highway traffic in particular, also have detrimental effects which are evident in excessive congestion, high rates of accidents and severe pollution problems. Scientists from different disciplines have played an important role in the development and refinement of the tools needed for the planning, analysis, and control of urban traffic networks. In the past several years, there were particularly rapid advances in two areas that affect urban traffic: 1. Modeling of traffic flows in urban networks and the prediction of the resulting equilibrium conditions; 2. Technology for communication with the driver and the ability to guide him, by providing him with useful, relevant and updated information, to his desired destination.

Keywords

Intelligent Transportation Systems Motor Traffc Traffic Assigment Transport Telematics Verkehr Verkehrssteuerung algorithms design optimal control sensitivity analysis traffic transport transportation transportation systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Nathan H. Gartner
    • 1
  • Gennaro Improta
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of MassachusettsLowellUSA
  2. 2.Università di Napoli ”Federico II”NaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-79641-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79643-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79641-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9373
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