Fast algorithms for the approximation of a traffic flow model on networks

New computation algorithms for a fluid-dynamic mathematical model of flows on networks are proposed, described and tested. First we improve the classical Godunov scheme (G) for a special flux function, thus obtaining a more efficient method, the Fast Godunov scheme (FG) which reduces the number of evaluations for the numerical flux. Then a new method, namely the Fast Shock Fitting method (FSF), based on good theorical properties of the solution of the problem is introduced. Numerical results and efficience tests are presented in order to show the behaviour of FSF in comparison with G, FG and a conservative scheme of second order.
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Bretti G., Natalini R., Piccoli B.
Dept. of Mathematics, Southwest Missouri State University,
Discrete and continuous dynamical systems