Dynamic Non-Cooperative Games as a Foundation for Modeling Dynamic User Equilibrium

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dynamic user equilibrium, differential variational inequality, optimal control


In this paper we take the point of view that there is a formalism for modeling a within-day dynamic user equilibrium (DUE) that is an extension of traditional differential game theory to accomodate the natural formulation of DUE as an infinite dimensional differential variational inequality (DVI) involving explicit state-dependent time shifts, explicit control variables and explicit equations of state. We also show how a second time scale (day-today) may be included to model the learning process behind the formation of demand. An example based on both time scales is included.

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First International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment, 18 p.