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A network mobility indicator using a fuzzy logic approach

EL Rashidy, Rawia Ahmed and Grant Muller, Susan (2014) A network mobility indicator using a fuzzy logic approach. In: TRB 93rd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers. Transportation Research Board, Washington, pp. 1-14.

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This paper introduces a methodology to assess the mobility of a road transport network from the 3 network perspective. In this research, the mobility of the road transport network is defined as the 4 ability of the road transport network to connect all the origin-destination pairs within the network with 5 an acceptable level of service. Two mobility attributes are therefore introduced to assess the physical 6 connectivity and the road transport network level of service. Furthermore, a simple technique based 7 on a fuzzy logic approach is used to combine mobility attributes into a single mobility indicator in 8 order to measure the impact of disruptive events on road transport network functionality. 9
The application of the proposed methodology on a hypothetical Delft city network shows the ability of the technique to estimate variation in the level of mobility under different scenarios. The method allows the study of demand and supply side variations on overall network mobility, providing a new tool for decision makers in understanding the dynamic nature of mobility under various events. The method can also be used as an evaluation tool to gauge the highway network mobility level, and to highlight weaknesses in the network.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
Depositing User: Rawia El Rashidy
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 12:38
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 17:24


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