Present Approach to Traffic Flow Theory and Research

 Present Approach to Traffic Flow Theory and Research in Civil and Transportation Engineering

Present Approach to Traffic Flow Theory and Research

Shopping centers, business areas, schools, hospitals and other separate areas of the city such as housing estates usually generate high values of traffic flows on the transport network. The vast majority of which are private cars. Traffic flows on the transport network are characterized by specific features, and they are dependent on each other. The effects of the movement of traffic flows are traffic congestion, air pollution, noise, low level of road traffic safety and parking problems.

These effects are usually very onerous for people commuting to the above-mentioned traffic generators. In order to mitigate congestion and other unfavorable phenomena occurring in the transport network, various tools and methods are used to model traffic flows in transport networks.

The presented volume entitled “Present approach to traffic flow theory and research in civil and transportation engineering” provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest trends and achievements in the field of modern traffic flow theory as well as with challenges and solutions in the field of transport systems and traffic engineering.
The volume is divided into four parts:
• Part 1. Civil and traffic engineering as the source of decision in transport
• Part 2. Modelling and optimization as a support in the management of transport
• Part 3. The safety issues in transport—human factors, applicable procedures,
modern technology,
• Part 4. Structure and traffic organization in transport systems.

The content of the volume consists of selected papers submitted and presented at the 17th Scientific and Technical Conference “Transport Systems. Theory and Practice”, organized by the Department of Transport Systems, Traffic Engineering and Logistics at the Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering of the Silesian
University of Technology (Katowice, Poland). Each article has been reviewed by two independent reviewers (the so-called double-blind review). Among the topics discussed were issues related to current problems in the field of the present approach to traffic flow theory as well as transport systems. Numerous practical examples illustrate the possibilities of improving the current situation with a view to human welfare, sustainable development of transport systems and environmental protection.

Taking the opportunity, we would like to thank the authors for the submitted papers, for their great contribution to illustrating the numerous challenges posed by traffic flows in transport systems in the modern world, as well as for sharing the results of their scientific and research works. We also thank the reviewers for their insightful comments and suggestions that helped keep the volume high quality. We also wish the readers a successful reading.

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