Algorithms for Traffic Assignment to Transportation Networks

  • Ennio Cascetta
Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 49)


In Chapter 5 several (within-day static) assignment models were formulated under for various assumptions on users’ behavior and network congestion. Computing link flows and other relevant variables resulting from assignment is computationally for real size networks with thousands of nodes and tens of thousands of links and intensive requires efficient algorithms. This chapter describes the theoretical foundations and the structure of some of the simplest algorithms for solving (within-day) static assignment models (algorithms for within-day dynamic assignment presented in Chapter 6 are still at a reasearch stage). The main emphasis is on presenting simple and effective solution approaches for assignment to large-scale networks, rather than providing an exhaustive analysis of the many existing algorithms.


Link Cost Traffic Assignment Short Path Tree Link Flow Stochastic User Equilibrium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ennio Cascetta
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei Trasporti “Luigi Tocchetti”Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”NapoliItaly

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