Design and Analysis of Transport Networks

This chapter presents a unified description of transportation network optimizations problems with user equilibrium constraints. Specifically, the network link capacity expansion problem, the road toll pricing problem and the optimal signal-timing problems are discussed in the chapter. The traditional bi-level model formulation of these problems is transformed into a single-level continuously differential problem using a marginal function approach. An efficient partially penalized method is used to solve the resulting single-level differentiable optimization problems. The methods are illustrated with simple analytical examples. The marginal function approach proves to be very promising for dealing with transportation network optimization problems with user equilibrium constraints.

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    • Published as Volume 5, Handbooks in Transport series, ISSN 1472-7889.
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    The Boulevard, Langford Lane
    Kidlington, Oxford  United Kingdom  OX5 1GB
  • Authors:
    • Yang, Hai
    • Zhang, Xiaoning
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 567-581
  • Monograph Title: Handbook of Transport Geography and Spatial Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01004059
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080441084
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2005 2:29PM