Traffic Zoology

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On Mon, 9 Feb 2004, Just zis Guy, you know? <[email protected]> wrote:
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> That is absolutely perfect! They have analysed and documented the "cage train" effect!

On the topic of crossing traffic with science, I saw something once comparing traffic behaviour on
motorways to that of compressible fluid dynamics. In particular, the existence of propogating and
standing shock-waves and nozzles (ie, at supersonic speeds you decelerate a flow with what you'd
think was a nozzle, just like motorways - put in a constriction and the speed drops).

Has anyone else ever come across this?

regards, Ian SMith
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