Mesoscopic simulation of a dynamic link loading process


Celikoglu H. B. , DELL'ORCO M.

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART C-EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, vol.15, no.5, pp.329-344, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.trc.2007.05.003
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART C-EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.329-344

Abstract

Passing from path flows to link flows requires non-linear and complex flow propagation models known as network loading models. In specific technical literature, different approaches have been used to study Dynamic Network Loading models, depending on whether the link performances are expressed in an aggregate or disaggregate way, and how vehicles are traced. When vehicle movements are traced implicitly and link performances are expressed in an aggregate way, the approach is macroscopic. When vehicle movements are traced explicitly, two cases are possible, depending on whether link performances are expressed in a disaggregate or aggregate way. In the first case, the approach is microscopic, otherwise it is mesoscopic.