J. Bao, H.-X. Feng, X.-G. Bao, J.-H. Zhou

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Pages: 61-72

Considering lane partial repair or close caused by an accident, ships have to change to another lane to move on. On the base of cellular automata model on AIS-based for partial reduction waterway, a numerical example is presented to analyze the effect to waterway transit capacity by different precaution area length and ship arrival rate, and the function of ship density-velocity (flux) is obtained; finally, suggestions are given to increase the waterway transit capacity. The simulation method and conclusions could help to explain some complex phenomena of marine traffic.

Keywords: cellular automata; vessel traffic flow; two-lane; partial lane reduction; numerical simulation

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