An equivalent continuous time optimal control problem is formulated to predict the temporal evolution of traffic flow pattern on a congested multiple origin-destination network, corresponding to a dynamic generalization of Wardropian user equilibrium. Optimality conditions are derived using the Pontryagin minimum principle and given economic interpretations, which are generalizations of similar results previously reported for single-destination networks. Analyses of sufficient conditions for optimality and of singular controls are also given. Under the steady-state assumptions, the model is shown to be a proper dynamic extension of Beckmann's mathematical programming problem for a static user equilibrium traffic assignment.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering