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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 340780, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/340780
Research Article

Analysis on Topological Properties of Dalian Hazardous Materials Road Transportation Network

1School of Transportation and Logistics, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
2Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
3Kunming Hydroelectric Investigation Design and Research Institute, China Hydropower Engineering Consulting Group Corporation, Kunming 650051, China

Received 19 July 2014; Accepted 10 November 2014

Academic Editor: Hong Chen

Copyright © 2015 Pengyun Chong 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

To analyze the topological properties of hazardous materials road transportation network (HMRTN), this paper proposed two different ways to construct the cyberspace of HMRTN and constructed their complex network models, respectively. One was the physical network model of HMRTN based on the primal approach and the other was the service network model of HMRTN based on neighboring nodes. The two complex network models were built by using the case of Dalian HMRTN. The physical network model contained 154 nodes and 238 edges, and the statistical analysis results showed that (1) the cumulative node degree of physical network was subjected to exponential distribution, showing the network properties of random network and that (2) the HMRTN had small characteristic path length and large network clustering coefficient, which was a typical small-world network. The service network model contained 569 nodes and 1318 edges, and the statistical analysis results showed that (1) the cumulative node degree of service network was subjected to power-law distribution, showing the network properties of scale-free network and that (2) the relationship between nodes strength and their descending order ordinal and the relationship between nodes strength and cumulative nodes strength were both subjected to power-law distribution, also showing the network properties of scale-free network.