DAAD-PPP France: Transport network modeling and analysis

The main scientific objective of the proposed research is the modeling and optimization for traffic flow applications. Typically, these systems are studied in the literature on either a discrete level (using systems of ordinary differential equations or time–recursion formulas) or on a macroscopic level (using a continuum description by partial differential equations). In the current proposal we aim on bridging the discrete and continuous levels by presenting a suitable hierarchy of models with well–defined transitions.

Key words: traffic flow models, micro-macro coupling, optimization

Project Partners:

Dr. Paola Goatin (INRIA Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée, Nice, France)
Prof. Dr. Simone Göttlich (University of Mannheim, Germany)

Funding: DAAD within the project „PPP France – PROCOPE 2014“; travel expenses for two years

Duration: 01/2014 – 12/2015

Relevant Publications

  • O. Kolb, S. Göttlich, P. Goatin – Capacity drop and traffic control for a second order traffic model – Networks and Heterogeneous Media (NHM), Vol. 12(4), pp. 663-681, 2017.
  • P. Goatin, S. Göttlich, O. Kolb – Speed limit and ramp meter control for traffic flow networks – Engineering Optimization, Vol. 48(7), pp. 1121-1144, 2016.