Simulation Study of the BML Trac Model

Simulation Study of the BML Trac Model

The following text is adapted from NSF Nuggets Web page
http://www.mathinstitutes.org/nuggets/trafficgridlock.htmlSee also the descrip-tion athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BihamMiddletonLevinetrafficmodeland use
the visualizations athttps://www.jasondavies.com/bml/as a reference in your work.

Use your BML experiment to conduct a simulation study of the behavior of the BML model.
Below are some questions to answering. Put the code you use to run the simulation study
in the le bmlsimulation.R.

1. For what values ofp, the density of the grid, did you nd free
owing trac and
trac jams? Did you nd any cases of a mixture of jams and free
owing trac?
2. How many simulation steps did you need to run before observing this behavior?
3. Does the transition depend on the size or shape of the grid?