Europhys. Lett.
Volume 74, Number 2, April 2006
Page(s) 369 - 375
Section Interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology
Published online 08 March 2006
Europhys. Lett., 74 (2), pp. 369-375 (2006)
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2005-10524-1

A topological approach to traffic dynamics

K. P. Li and Z. Y. Gao

School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University Beijing 100044, PRC

received 4 December 2005; accepted in final form 17 February 2005
published online 8 March 2006

We propose a new network model, which is based on the traffic flow states. Using the proposed model, we attempt to give a further understanding about the traffic dynamics. The main study is to investigate the influence of the traffic dynamics on the structural properties of the network model. We measure the probability distributions and scaling properties of the proposed model. The simulation results indicate that under different traffic conditions, various distributions of the connections can be found.

89.75.Da - Systems obeying scaling laws.
87.23.Kg - Dynamics of evolution.

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