DYNAMICAL MODEL FOR VEHICLE ROUTING IN A TWO-WAY PRT NETWORK

The problem of routing automatically-controlled and guided vehicle through a closed two-way personal rapid transit PRT network is studied. Because of fluctuating passenger demands, a dynamical model is needed to describe the concentration of vehicles in the different network sections. Such a model is derived in this paper. The binary decision to be made at each divert junction is treated as a control variable in the system model. Using a suboptimal strategy to minimize the maximum congestion in the network sections served, the decision is made in a feedback manner based on the average concentrations in the sections. The model was used to study the transient behaviour of flows and concentrations in a simulation of a specific closed two-way PRT network. Some results are presented for this example.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Cunningham, E P
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 323-328
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  • Accession Number: 00132944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1982 12:00AM