DYNAMIC PROCESSES AND EQUILIBRIUM IN TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS: TOWARDS A UNIFYING THEORY

This paper describes a more general modeling approach based on deterministic and/or stochastic dynamic processes. The described framework is used to investigate coincidence of fixed-point attractors of a deterministic process model and equilibrium states, existence and uniqueness of fixed-point attractors, stability of both fixed-points and equilibrium. Conditions for stochastic process regularity are proposed ensuring, among other things, existence and uniqueness of a stationary probability distribution of system sites. Day-to-day dynamic analysis allows us to single out and numerically check the effects of a number of factors, such as congestion levels, quality of information, and users'propensity to change.

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    Operations Research Society of America

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  • Authors:
    • Cantarella, G E
    • CASCETTA, E
  • Publication Date: 1995-11

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00715447
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1996 12:00AM