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The Optimisation of Integrated Urban Transport Strategies: Tests Based on Edinburgh

Fowkes, A.S., Bristow, A.L., Bonsall, P.W. and May, A.D. (1995) The Optimisation of Integrated Urban Transport Strategies: Tests Based on Edinburgh. Working Paper. Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds , Leeds, UK.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Even with relatively simple model packages and modern computers, it is not feasible to test all combinations of model input variables to see which combination gives the 'best' outcome. Neither is it usually possible to solve the models analytically for the optimum. Consequently, there is a potential role for a methodology which takes as input the results from a relatively small number of runs of the model package and then models the response surface in the region containing the optimum, in such a way that it can be analytically solved for the optimum. This paper will set out such a methodology together with a Case Study.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright of the Institute of Transport Studies, University Of Leeds.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 09:28
Published Version: http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/
Status: Published
Publisher: Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Identification Number: Working Paper 425
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2154

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