Traffic and Granular Flow’01

  • Minoru Fukui
  • Yuki Sugiyama
  • Michael Schreckenberg
  • Dietrich E. Wolf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Traffic Models: Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. S. Kerner
      Pages 13-50
    3. H.-W Lee, H. K. Lee, H. Y. Lee, D. Kim
      Pages 65-78
    4. M. Fukui, K. Nishinari, D. Takahashi, Y. Ishibashi
      Pages 79-84
    5. W. Knospe, L. Santen, A. Schadschneider, M. Schreckenberg
      Pages 97-102
    6. A. Pottmeier, R. Barlovic, W. Knospe, A. Schadschneider, M. Schreckenberg
      Pages 109-114
    7. A. Okumura, S. Tadaki
      Pages 115-118
    8. L. A. Safonov, E. Tomer, V. V. Strygin, Y. Ashkenazy, S. Havlin
      Pages 119-124
  3. Traffic Models: Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. A. Nakayama, K. Hasebe, Y. Sugiyama
      Pages 127-140
    3. K. Nagel, C. Kayatz, P. Wagner
      Pages 141-153
    4. E. Ben-Naim, P. L. Krapivsky
      Pages 155-168
    5. E. Tomer, L. A. Safonov, S. Havlin
      Pages 169-186

About these proceedings


During the last decade physicists, engineers and computer scientists have joined in an enormously fruitful dialogue about traffic and granular flow. Cars and sand grains have in common, that they interact irreversibly, which is the reason for similar jamming phenomena. The main difference is that car drivers choose their destination and route individually, while grains follow external driving forces. This book gives an overview about the progress in modelling, computer simulation, experiments and field observations, which was reached within the last two years. The contributions are based on the International Workshop Traffic and Granular Flow '01, which took place in Nagoya, 15 - 17 October 2001. Topics include a critical classification of models for highway traffic, new technological applications, friction and arching phenomena in pedestrian traffic, scale free networks and internet traffic, instabilities and fluctuations in avalanches and granular pipe flow.


Chaos Granular Flow Molecular Dynamics Simulation Networks Pedestrian Dynamics Simulation Telematics Traffic Data Traffic Flow Transport model modeling molecular dynamics optimization phase Transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Minoru Fukui
    • 1
  • Yuki Sugiyama
    • 2
  • Michael Schreckenberg
    • 3
  • Dietrich E. Wolf
    • 4
  1. 1.Nakanihon Automative CollegeGifu-kenJapan
  2. 2.School of Informatics and SciencesNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  3. 3.Physik von Transport und VerkehrUniversität Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  4. 4.Theoretische PhysikUniversität Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07304-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10583-2
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