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Modeling Road Traffic Using Service CenterHARAGOS, I.-M. , CERNAZANU-GLAVAN, C.
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computer simulation, mathematical model, queueing analysis, service center, traffic control
queueing(11), traffic(10), simulation(8), transportation(6), performance(6), networks(6), modelling(6), modeling(6), systems(5), research(5)
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Date of Publication: 2012-05-30
Volume 12, Issue 2, Year 2012, On page(s): 75 - 80
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2012.02013
Web of Science Accession Number: 000305608000013
SCOPUS ID: 84865300475
Transport systems have an essential role in modern society because they facilitate access to natural resources and they stimulate trade. Current studies aimed at improving transport networks by developing new methods for optimization. Because of the increase in the global number of cars, one of the most common problems facing the transport network is congestion. By creating traffic models and simulate them, we can avoid this problem and find appropriate solutions. In this paper we propose a new method for modeling traffic. This method considers road intersections as being service centers. A service center represents a set consisting of a queue followed by one or multiple servers. This model was used to simulate real situations in an urban traffic area. Based on this simulation, we have successfully determined the optimal functioning and we have computed the performance measures.
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