On 31 May 2016 TRAIL PhD student Shuai Liu succesfully defended her thesis ‘Modeling, Robust and Distributed Model Predictive Control for Freeway Networks’ at Delft University of Technology.
This thesis aims at improving the effectiveness of model predictive control for large-scale freeway networks. We first improve the prediction models for model predictive control by extending multi-class macroscopic traffic flow and emission models for freeway networks. Next, we focus on scenariobased model predictive control for handling uncertainties. Finally, in order to control large-scale freeway networks with uncertainties, we develop a scenario-based distributed model predictive control approach.