We present simple discrete velocity models for traffic flows. The novel feature in the corresponding relaxation system is the presence of non negative velocities only. We show that in the small relaxation limit the discrete models reduce to the Lighthill-Whitham-Richards equation. In addition we propose second order schemes combined with IMEX time integrators as proper discretization of the relaxation-type system. Numerical tests are carried out on various situations in traffic flow. The results show that the proposed models are capable to describe correctly the formation of backward waves induced by traffic jam.

Discrete-velocity models and relaxation schemes for traffic flows

PARESCHI, Lorenzo;
2006

Abstract

We present simple discrete velocity models for traffic flows. The novel feature in the corresponding relaxation system is the presence of non negative velocities only. We show that in the small relaxation limit the discrete models reduce to the Lighthill-Whitham-Richards equation. In addition we propose second order schemes combined with IMEX time integrators as proper discretization of the relaxation-type system. Numerical tests are carried out on various situations in traffic flow. The results show that the proposed models are capable to describe correctly the formation of backward waves induced by traffic jam.
2006
Herty, M; Pareschi, Lorenzo; Seaid, M.
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