Solution to the user equilibrium dynamic traffic routing problem using feedback linearization

Pushkin Kachroo, Kaan Özbay

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In this paper, the Dynamic Traffic Routing problem is defined as the real-time point diversion of traffic during non-recurrent congestion. This dynamic traffic routing problem is then formulated as a feed-back control problem that determines the time-dependent split parameters at the diversion point for routing the incoming traffic flow onto the alternate routes in order to achieve a user-equilibrium traffic pattern. Feedback linearization technique is used to solve this specific user-equilibrium formulation of the Dynamic Traffic Routing problem. the control input is the traffic split factor at the diversion point. By transforming the dynamics of the system inbto canonical form, a control law is obtained which cancels the nonlinearities of the system. Simulation results show that the performance of this controller on a test network is quite promising.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-360
Number of pages18
JournalTransportation Research Part B: Methodological
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation


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