Volume 117, Number 5, March 2017
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||08 May 2017|
Jamming in a lattice model of stochastically interacting agents with a field of view
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, CIT Campus - Taramani, Chennai 600113, India
Received: 26 December 2016
Accepted: 12 April 2017
We study the collective dynamics of a lattice model of stochastically interacting agents with a weighted field of view. Our assumption is that the stochasticity arises from decisions at the individual level, namely the alignment of an agent's velocity with that of a randomly chosen neighbour in its field of view. Consequently, the strength of noise in the dynamics of an agent, whose movement is subject to exclusion, depends on the density of its local neighbourhood. We find that this system yields a first-order transition in the mean mobility, even for very low density. Furthermore, the critical jamming transition is found to strongly depend on the width of the field of view and the relative preference in velocity alignment.
PACS: 05.40.-a – Fluctuation phenomena, random processes, noise, and Brownian motion / 05.70.Fh – Phase transitions: general studies / 64.60.Cn – Order-disorder transformations
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