Parameter-dependent modeling of freeway traffic flow

Tamás Luspay, Balázs Kulcsár, István Varga, József Bokor

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In the paper a novel non-linear modeling formalism is suggested for freeway traffic flow. A second-order macroscopic model has been transformed into a Linear Parameter Varying (LPV) model. The paper proposes two LPV descriptions for traffic modeling: the first one covers completely the non-linear macroscopic dynamics, while the second one is an approximate description. Real test field topology and measurement data are used for validating the proposed modeling methodology. Simulation examples are given to compare real detector measurements, non-linear and the parameter-dependent responses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-488
Number of pages18
JournalTransportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


  • Freeway traffic flow modeling
  • Linear Parameter Varying systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Computer Science Applications

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