Analysis of TCP congestion control using a fluid model

Rajarshi Roy, Raghuraman C. Mudumbai, Shivendra S. Panwar

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In this paper we develop an analytical fluid model for TCP Reno based on delay differential equations. Using this model, we have developed a prototype for a fluid based simulation tool for TCP. We empirically validate this model by matching the window, throughput and queue evolution curves obtained from the model to that offered by a simulation output. We claim that this analytical model provides the basis for an analyzer that can complement simulators that perform a packet by packet simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2396-2403
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 2001


  • Delay differential equations
  • Network management
  • TCP algorithms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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