This paper presents an approach for sensitivity analysis of equilibrium traffic assignment problems in which an equivalent restricted problem is developed which has the desired uniqueness properties. The existing methods are applied to this restricted problem to calculate the derivatives of the equilibrium arc flows with respect to perturbations of the cost functions and of the trip table. These derivatives are then shown to be equivalent to the derivatives of the original unrestricted equilibrium traffic assignment problem; therefore, the method yields the desired sensitivity analysis results.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering