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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8920764, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8920764
Research Article

Outer Synchronization between Two Coupled Complex Networks and Its Application in Public Traffic Supernetwork

1School of Traffic and Transportation, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou 730070, China
2School of Mathematics and Physics, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou 730070, China

Received 13 October 2015; Revised 23 December 2015; Accepted 5 January 2016

Academic Editor: David Arroyo

Copyright © 2016 Wen-ju Du 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.

Abstract

The paper presents a new urban public traffic supernetwork model by using the existing bus network modeling method, consisting of the conventional bus traffic network and the urban rail traffic network. We investigate the synchronization problem of urban public traffic supernetwork model by using the coupled complex network’s outer synchronization theory. Analytical and numerical simulations are given to illustrate the impact of traffic dispatching frequency and traffic lines optimization to the urban public traffic supernetwork balance.