TRANSPORT NETWORK OPTIMIZATION IN THE DUTCH INTEGRAL TRANSPORTATION STUDY

IN THE FIRST PART OF THIS PAPER, THE FRAMEWORK OF THE DUTCH INTEGRAL TRANSPORTATION STUDY IS GIVEN, AND THE POSITION OF THE DEFINING OF THE ROAD NETWORK IS POINTED OUT. IN THE SECOND PART, THE TRANSPORT NETWORK OPTIMIZATION PROBLEM IS STATED FORMALLY AND THE ALGORITHM DEVISED TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM IS DESCRIBED. THE PROBLEM IS FORMED BY THE MINIMIZATION OF THE TOTAL COSTS (INVESTMENTS AND USERS COSTS) FOR THE TRANSPORT OF A GIVEN TRIP MATRIX BY CHOICE OF THE DIMENSIONS AND FLOWS OF THE LINKS OF A TRANSPORT NETWORK. THE SOLUTION METHOD HAS BEEN DEVISED ESPECIALLY IN ORDER TO OVERCOME THE COMPUTATIONAL DIFFICULTIES AT LARGE NETWORKS. IT GIVES A REASONABLE SOLUTION IN A RELATIVELY VERY SHORT COMPUTATION TIME. TO THAT END THE PROBLEM IS DECOMPOSED INTO A NUMBER OF SUB-PROBLEMS, YIELDING THE OPTIMAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DIMENSION AND THE TRAFFIC FLOW FOR EACH LINK, AND A MASTER PROBLEM ASSIGNING THE FLOWS TO THE NETOWORK IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE OBJECTIVE FUNCTION IS MINIMIZED. IN THE THIRD PART THE APPLICATION OF THIS METHOD TO THE OPTIMIZATION OF THE DUTCH ROAD NETWORK IS DESCRIBED. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Steenbriuk, P A
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 11-27
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM