Traffic Assignment By The Maximum Principle

by Tsung-chang Yang,
Robert R. Snell,


Serial Information: Journal of the Highway Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 2, Pg. 1-14


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: In recent years various optimization techniques and algorithms have been used as a basis for traffic assignment. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the use of a weak form of the discrete maximum principle to obtain the optimum traffic assignment to a street network. The technique is presented in the solution of a relatively simple problem involving a rectangular system with linear time functions. Linear turn penalties are also included in the formulation.

Subject Headings: Traffic assignment | Linear functions | Algorithms | Streets

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