A Framework to Assess Multi-class Continuum Traffic Flow Models

Femke van Wageningen-Kessels

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Since the beginning of this millennium many multi-class continuum traffic flow models have been proposed. We present a set of qualitative requirements for this type of models, including nonincreasing density-speed relations and anisotropy. The requirements are cast into a framework that applies a generalised deterministic multi-class kinematic wave traffic flow model. A step-by-step plan is developed to apply the framework to models that fit into the generalised model. The plan could only be developed using the Lagrangian formulation of the generic model, but it can also be applied to models in the traditional Eulerian formulation. We conclude that only few models
known from literature satisfy all requirements unconditionally. The step-by-step plan can further more be applied in the development of new models, the adaptation of existing models and the calibration of model parameters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Transportation Research Board 95th annual meeting
Editors s.n.
Place of PublicationWashington
PublisherTransportation Research Board (TRB)
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2016
EventTransportation Research Board 95th annual meeting - Washington, United States
Duration: 10 Jan 201614 Jan 2016
Conference number: 95

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ConferenceTransportation Research Board 95th annual meeting
Abbreviated titleTRB 95
CountryUnited States

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