Optimal Urban Networks via Mass Transportation

Recently much attention has been devoted to the optimization of transportation networks in a given geographic area. One assumes the distributions of population and of services/workplaces (i.e. the network's sources and sinks) are known, as well as the costs of movement with/without the network,...

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Main Authors: Buttazzo, Giuseppe, Pratelli, Aldo (Author), Solimini, Sergio (Author), Stepanov, Eugene (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009, 2009
Edition:1st ed. 2009
Series:Lecture Notes in Mathematics
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Recently much attention has been devoted to the optimization of transportation networks in a given geographic area. One assumes the distributions of population and of services/workplaces (i.e. the network's sources and sinks) are known, as well as the costs of movement with/without the network, and the cost of constructing/maintaining it. Both the long-term optimization and the short-term, "who goes where" optimization are considered. These models can also be adapted for the optimization of other types of networks, such as telecommunications, pipeline or drainage networks. In the monograph we study the most general problem settings, namely, when neither the shape nor even the topology of the network to be constructed is known a priori
Physical Description:X, 150 p. 15 illus online resource
ISBN:9783540857990