Experiment of boundedly rational route choice behavior and the model under satisficing rule

In this paper, the authors study the boundedly rational route choice behavior under the Simon’s satisficing rule. A laboratory experiment was carried out to verify the participants’ boundedly rational route choice behavior. By introducing the concept of aspiration level which is specific to each person, the authors develop a novel model of the problem in a parallel-link network and investigate the properties of the boundedly rational user equilibrium (BRUE) state. Conditions for ensuring the existence and uniqueness of the BRUE solution are derived. A solution method is proposed to find the unique BRUE state. Extensions to general networks are conducted. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the theoretical analyses.


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  • Accession Number: 01604549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2016 9:47AM