Structural and robustness properties of smart-city transportation networks

Zhen Gang Zhang, Zhuo Ding, Jing Fang Fan, Jun Meng, Yi Min Ding, Fang Fu Ye, Xiao Song Chen

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The concept of smart city gives an excellent resolution to construct and develop modern cities, and also demands infrastructure construction. How to build a safe, stable, and highly efficient public transportation system becomes an important topic in the process of city construction. In this work, we study the structural and robustness properties of transportation networks and their sub-networks. We introduce a complementary network model to study the relevance and complementarity between bus network and subway network. Our numerical results show that the mutual supplement of networks can improve the network robustness. This conclusion provides a theoretical basis for the construction of public traffic networks, and it also supports reasonable operation of managing smart cities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number090201
JournalChinese Physics B
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • finite size scaling theory
  • network
  • percolation phase transition
  • smart city

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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