Numerical tests are reported which indicate that, for networks with significant congestion, the heuristic is markedly more efficient than the Hooke-Jeeves algorithm which has been employed previously. The efficiency of the heuristic results from decomposition of the original problem into a set of interacting optimization subproblems. This decomposition is such that, at each iteration of the algorithm, only one user equilibrium needs to be calculated in order to update the improvement variables of all arcs of the network. This contrasts sharply with the Hooke-Jeeves algorithm which can require that a new user equilibrium be calculated each time an individual arc improvement variable is updated.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering