On Thursday 26 May 2016 TRAIL PhD student Simeon Calvert succesfully defended his thesis ‘Stochastic Macroscopic Analysis and Modelling for Traffic Management’ at Delft University of Technology.
Traffic management is an effective alternative to road construction or pricing. However, the effects are highly affected by stochastic uncertainty and fluctuations in traffic. This is demonstrated in this thesis. The thesis furthermore proposes methods for the analysis and modelling of the effects of such stochastic aspects for the evaluation of traffic management measures. These consider day-to-day uncertainty as well as inter vehicle dynamics. Furthermore, consideration is given to methods to present and visualise the results from stochastic traffic models.