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Simulation and Optimization of Trajectories in a Congested Network


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  • Gunnar Flötteröd

    (Berlin University of Technology, Group for Transport Systems Planning and Transport Telematics)

  • Kai Nagel

    (Berlin University of Technology, Group for Transport Systems Planning and Transport Telematics)

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    The subject of this article is twofold. Firstly it describes how a dynamic macroscopic network loading model can be used to simulate the movement of arbitrarily complex individual particles (agents) through a network without loss of the macroscopic model’s differentiability. Based on this result the problem of minimizing a given functional of the macroscopic model’s states by adjustment of individual agents’ trajectories is considered. A solution procedure is proposed, which is based on subsequent linearizations of the overall system dynamics and time variant best path calculations.

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    Paper provided by Center for Network Industries and Infrastructure (CNI) in its series Working Papers with number 2006-07.

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    Length: 6 pages
    Date of creation: 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:cni:wpaper:2006-07

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    Keywords: congestion; transportation; networks;

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