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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 107601, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/107601
Research Article

Capacity Estimation for On-Ramp Merging Section of Urban Expressway Based on Time Headway Loss

1School of Transportation Central South University, Changsha 410075, China
2Hunan Province University Key Laboratory of Bridge Engineering (Changsha University of Science & Technology), Changsha 410000, China
3School of Transportation and Logistics Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha 410004, China

Received 25 September 2013; Revised 31 December 2013; Accepted 1 January 2014; Published 20 February 2014

Academic Editor: Huimin Niu

Copyright © 2014 Xing-jian Xue et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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