PhD Kai Yuan

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On 14 December 2016 TRAIL PhD student Kai Yuan succesfully defended his PhD thesis ‘Capacity Drop on Freeways: Traffic dynamics, theory and Modeling’ at Delft University of Technology.

Congratulations Kai!

Short summary
One important traffic phenomenon is the capacity drop, which describes the fact that once congestion occurs, the queue discharge rate is generally substantially lower than the free-flow capacity. This dissertation characterizes more empirical features of the capacity drop, incorporates a speed-capacity relation into microscopic and macroscopic models, and reveals a significant behavioral mechanism behind the capacity drop phenomenon.

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