Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Determining the complexity of multi-component conformal systems: A platoon-based approach
Authors: Koşun, Çağlar
Özdemir, Serhan
Keywords: Nonadditivity
Platoon formation
Traffic flow
Tsallis entropy
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Source: Koşun, Ç., and Özdemir, S. (2017). Determining the complexity of multi-component conformal systems: A platoon-based approach. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 471, 688-695. doi:10.1016/j.physa.2016.12.027
Abstract: Many systems in nature and engineering are composed of subsystems. These subsystems may be formed in a linear, planar or spatial array. A typical example of these formations is a chain of vehicles known as platoon formation in traffic flow. Platoon formation of vehicles is a linear or planar formation of vehicles where a certain and a constant headway, and sideway if applicable, is provided in between every and each one of them. It is argued in this paper that a well-automated platoon formation of vehicles is an extreme case of conformity. During this transformation from a many degrees of freedom formation to a solid object, Tsallis q value is computed to be ranging from one extreme case of q=3 to the other where q=1, when classified in terms of inverse temperatures of clearance fluctuations. At one extreme of q=3, one observes unbounded fluctuations in clearance fluctuations so that inverse temperature distributions approach a Dirac delta at the origin. At the other extreme of q=1, fluctuations in clearance tend to zero asymptotically, where a solid structure of agents (vehicles) emerges. The transition from q=3 to q=1 is investigated through synthetic and experimental clearance fluctuations between the cars. The results show that during the transition from q=3 to q=1, the platoon loses its many degrees of freedom (dof) of motion until a solid single object emerges. Authors assert that the Tsallis q value of a platoon of vehicles is limited to 3>q<1.
ISSN: 0378-4371
Appears in Collections:City and Regional Planning / Şehir ve Bölge Planlama
Mechanical Engineering / Makina Mühendisliği
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
6379.pdfMakale817.95 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Show full item record

CORE Recommender


checked on Jul 19, 2024


checked on Jul 20, 2024

Page view(s)

checked on Jul 22, 2024


checked on Jul 22, 2024

Google ScholarTM



Items in GCRIS Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.