The paper deals with a traffic network with random demands in which some of the roads need maintenance jobs. Due to budget constraints, a central authority has to choose which of them are to be maintained in order to decrease as much as possible the average total travel time spent by all the users, assuming that the network flows are distributed according to the Wardrop equilibrium principle. This optimal road maintenance problem is modeled as an integer nonlinear program, where the objective function evaluation is based on the solution of a stochastic variational inequality. We propose a regularization and approximation procedure for its computation and prove its convergence. Finally, the results of preliminary numerical experiments on some test networks are reported.
|Titolo:||Optimal road maintenance investment in traffic networks with random demands|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|