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Algorithms 2010, 3(3), 294-310; doi:10.3390/a3030294
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Fluidsim: A Car Traffic Simulation Prototype Based on FluidDynamic

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1 Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Impresa, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy 2 Dipartimento di Informatica e Matematica, Università di Salerno, Via Ponte Don Melillo, Fisciano (SA), Italy 3 Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rutgers University, Camden, 311 N 5th Street, Camden, NJ 08102, USA 4 Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo ”Mauro Picone”, CNR, Via dei Taurini 19, Rome, Italy 5 Dipartimento di Scienze Statistiche, Sapienza Università di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
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Received: 7 July 2010 / Accepted: 3 August 2010 / Published: 9 August 2010
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Abstract

We present a car traffic simulation prototype for complex networks, that is formed by a collection of roads and junctions. Traffic load evolution is described by a model based on fluid dynamic conservation laws, deduced from conservation of the number of cars. The model contains some additional hypothesis in order to reproduce specific car traffic features such as route based car distribution at nodes and the presence of right-of-way at the crossroads. A complete implementation of this model is then presented, together with computational results on case studies.
Keywords: vehicular traffic; complex networks; numerical simulation vehicular traffic; complex networks; numerical simulation
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Caramia, M.; D’Apice, C.; Piccoli, B.; Sgalambro, A. Fluidsim: A Car Traffic Simulation Prototype Based on FluidDynamic. Algorithms 2010, 3, 294-310.

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