Traffic, Fluids, Queues, and Waves

08/28/2014
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“The insights we glean from fluid-dynamical traffic models can help with many other real-world problems. For example, supply chains exhibit a queuing behavior reminiscent of traffic jams. Jamming, queuing, and wave phenomena can also be observed in gas pipelines, information webs, and flows in biological networks—all of which can be understood as fluid-like flows.”

From “Traffic Ghost Hunting” by Benjamin Seibold, via Nautilus