Effect of water flows on ship traffic in narrow water channels based on cellular automata
In narrow water channels, ship traffic may be affected by water flows and ship interactions. Studying their effects can help maritime authorities to establish appropriate management strategies. In this study, a two-lane cellular automation model is proposed. Further, the behavior of ship traffic is analyzed by setting different water flow velocities and considering ship interactions. Numerical experiment results show that the ship traffic density-flux relation is significantly different from the results obtained by classical models. Furthermore, due to ship interactions, the ship lane-change rate is influenced by the water flow to a certain degree
- Logistics Engineering College, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai 201306, China
- Institute of Logistics Science & Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai 201306, China
- Transportation Management College, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116026, China
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