Traffic Equilibrium Methods

Proceedings of the International Symposium Held at the Université de Montréal, November 21–23, 1974

  • Michael A. Florian

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 118)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XXIII
  2. General Modelling Considerations

  3. Theoretical Studies

    1. Michael A. Hall, Elmor L. Peterson
      Pages 53-105
    2. Arne Jensen
      Pages 132-146
  4. Computational Methods

  5. Dynamic Traffic Assignment Methods

    1. Deepak K. Merchant, George L. Nemhauser
      Pages 265-273
  6. Traffic Equilibrium and Traffic Control

    1. Nathan Gartner
      Pages 274-297
    2. Maxence P. Orthlieb, Adolf D. May
      Pages 298-321
  7. Model Components

  8. Applications of Traffic Equilibrium Methods

About these proceedings

Introduction

The interest in the mathematical modeling of transportation systems stems from the need to predict how people might make use of new or improved transport infrastruc­ ture in order to evaluate the benefit of the required investments. To this end it is necessary to build models of the demand for transportation and models that de­ termine the way in which people who travel use the transportation network. If such models may be constructed and their validity reasonably assured, then the predic­ tion of the traffic flows on future and present transportation links may be carried out by simulating future situations and then evaluating the potential benefits of alternative improvement projects. In the attempts that were made to construct mathematical models of transportation networks, the notion of equilibrium plays a central role. Suppose that the demand for transportation, that is, the number of trips that occur between the - rious origins and destinations is known. Then it is necessary to determine how these trips are attracted to the alternative routes available between origins and destinations. Knight (1924), gave a simple and intuitively clear description of the behaviour of road traffic under conditions of congestion.

Keywords

Distribution Investment algorithms equilibrium evaluation modeling network networks planning programming research traffic transport transportation transportation systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael A. Florian
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de MontréalMontreal 101Canada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-48123-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-07620-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48123-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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