%0 Journal Article
	%A Reginald D. Smith
	%D 2009
	%J International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 27, 2009
	%T Data Traffic Dynamics and Saturation on a Single Link
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/4905
	%V 27
	%X The dynamics of User Datagram Protocol (UDP) traffic
over Ethernet between two computers are analyzed using nonlinear
dynamics which shows that there are two clear regimes in the data
flow: free flow and saturated. The two most important variables
affecting this are the packet size and packet flow rate. However,
this transition is due to a transcritical bifurcation rather than phase
transition in models such as in vehicle traffic or theorized large-scale
computer network congestion. It is hoped this model will help lay
the groundwork for further research on the dynamics of networks,
especially computer networks.
	%P 580 - 585