The Riemann problem at a junction for a phase transition traffic model
Mauro Garavello and Francesca Marcellini
Abstract: We extend the Phase Transition model for traffic proposed in , by Colombo, Marcellini, and Rascle to the network case. More precisely, we consider the Riemann problem for such a system at a general junction with n incoming and m outgoing roads. We propose a Riemann solver at the junction which conserves both the number of cars and the maximal speed of each vehicle, which is a key feature of the Phase Transition model. For special junctions, we prove that the Riemann solver is well defined.