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A Lagrangian discretization multiagent approach for large-scale multimodal dynamic assignment


  • Tai-Yu Ma

    () (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - ENTPE - École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Jean-Patrick Lebacque

    () (IFSTTAR/GRETTIA - Génie des Réseaux de Transport Terrestres et Informatique Avancée - IFSTTAR - Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux - UPEC UP12 - Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne - Paris 12)


This paper develops a Lagrangian discretization multiagent model for large-scale multimodal simulation and assignment. For road traffic flow modeling, we describe the dynamics of vehicle packets based on a macroscopic model on the basis of a Lagrangian discretization. The metro/tram/train systems are modeled on constant speed on scheduled timetable/frequency over lines of operations. Congestion is modeled as waiting time at stations plus induced discomfort when the capacity of vehicle is achieved. For the bus system, it is modeled similar to cars with different speed settings, either competing for road capacity resources with other vehicles or moving on separated bus lines on the road network. For solving the large-scale multimodal dynamic traffic assignment problem, an effective-path-based cross entropy is proposed to approximate the dynamic user equilibrium. Some numerical simulations have been conducted to demonstrate its ability to describe traffic dynamics on road network.

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  • Tai-Yu Ma & Jean-Patrick Lebacque, 2011. "A Lagrangian discretization multiagent approach for large-scale multimodal dynamic assignment," Working Papers halshs-00592273, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:halshs-00592273
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    multimodal transportation systems; Lagrangian discretization; traffic assignment; multiagent systems;

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