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On the local and global stability of a travel route choice adjustment process

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  • Zhang, Ding
  • Nagurney, Anna
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    This paper presents a stability analysis for the dynamic model of a travel route choice adjustment process proposed by Dupuis and Nagurney (1993). In particular, we investigate both local and global stability issues for this adjustment process that may be of concern to transportation planners and analysts. Two distinct approaches for stability analysis are proposed based on the general stability analysis results obtained recently by Zhang and Nagurney (1995) for projected dynamical systems. The global stability results are established using a "monotonicity" approach, under monotonicity assumptions on the link cost and travel disutility functions. A distinct approach, termed a "regularity" approach, is then provided to verify the local stability of the adjustment process at a regular equilibrium flow pattern.

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    Volume (Year): 30 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 4 (August)
    Pages: 245-262

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    1. Huang, Hai-Jun & Lam, William H. K., 2002. "Modeling and solving the dynamic user equilibrium route and departure time choice problem in network with queues," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 36(3), pages 253-273, March.
    2. Bie, Jing & Lo, Hong K., 2010. "Stability and attraction domains of traffic equilibria in a day-to-day dynamical system formulation," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 44(1), pages 90-107, January.
    3. Yang, Fan & Zhang, Ding, 2009. "Day-to-day stationary link flow pattern," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 43(1), pages 119-126, January.
    4. Watling, David, 1999. "Stability of the stochastic equilibrium assignment problem: a dynamical systems approach," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 281-312, May.
    5. Nagurney, Anna & Zhang, Ding, 1998. "A massively parallel implementation of a discrete-time algorithm for the computation of dynamic elastic demand traffic problems modeled as projected dynamical systems," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 22(8-9), pages 1467-1485, August.
    6. Zhang, Ding & Nagurney, Anna & Wu, Jiahao, 2001. "On the equivalence between stationary link flow patterns and traffic network equilibria," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 35(8), pages 731-748, September.
    7. He, Xiaozheng & Guo, Xiaolei & Liu, Henry X., 2010. "A link-based day-to-day traffic assignment model," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 44(4), pages 597-608, May.
    8. Ye, Hongbo & Yang, Hai, 2013. "Continuous price and flow dynamics of tradable mobility credits," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 436-450.

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