Research on an Optimization Model for Transportation Network Design

12 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2011

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Simona Dinu

Constanta Maritime University

Ioan Odagescu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 12, 2011

Abstract

A competitive transportation network must answer to the economic requirements. An important economic issue is the investment decision regarding transportation network improvement that involves the interaction of two parties with own objectives: the network planner and the network users. A mathematical programming model suitable for addressing this type of planning problem, saving both interests in an optimal design, is the bi-level programming model.

Genetic-Algorithm-based approach has been widely used as an optimization tool within the bi-level framework. This paper presents an improved Genetic Algorithm according to the distinctive features of the Transportation Network Design Problem with interactions among different links.

A numerical experiment is provided to demonstrate the application of the proposed approach.

Finally, suggestions for further extensions are given.

Keywords: Transportation Network Design Problem, Economic Criteria, Genetic Algorithm, Bi-Level Programming

JEL Classification: A12, C61, C68, L91, R41

Suggested Citation

Dinu, Simona and Odagescu, Ioan, Research on an Optimization Model for Transportation Network Design (February 12, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1760663 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1760663

Simona Dinu (Contact Author)

Constanta Maritime University ( email )

Mircea cel Batran street
Constanta
Romania

Ioan Odagescu

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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