CONTINUUM MODELLING OF TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS

The standard discrete transportation models, which attempt to determine traffic flow on every link of a transportation network, are inapplicable to complex dense urban networks, in view of the amount of computation involved. In this paper a radically new point of view is adopted and a family of models based on the assumption of continuous traffic distribution over the network is derived. The flow conservation equations and the equilibrium conditions for user-optimized and system-optimized networks are derived. (TRRL)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,   England 
  • Authors:
    • DAFERMOS, S C
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Accession Number: 00325671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-030 093
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-MCS76-07247
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1983 12:00AM