March 21, 2017 – Tipping Points of Disruptions on Urban Road Networks

Date: March 21, 2017

Presenter: Dr. Bhavathrathan B. KUZHIY

Supervisor: Professor Moshe BEN-AKIVA (MIT-CEE)


Adding small amounts of weight – little by little – to a balanced object makes it topple at a tipping point. Do such tipping points exist on complex systems; and are they identifiable? The presentation poses this question in the context of disruptions at different locations on urban road networks.


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