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Flow-Capture Location Model with Link Capacity Constraint Over a Mixed Traffic Network


This paper constructs and settles a charging facility location problem with the link capacity constraint over a mixed traffic network. The reason for studying this problem is that link capacity constraint is mostly insufficient or missing in the studies of traditional user equilibrium models, thereby resulting in the ambiguous of the definition of road traffic network status. Adding capacity constraints to the road network is a compromise to enhance the reality of the traditional equilibrium model. In this paper, we provide a two-layer model for evaluating the efficiency of the charging facilities under the condition of considering the link capacity constraint. The upper level model in the proposed bi-level model is a nonlinear integer programming formulation, which aims to maximize the captured link flows of the battery electric vehicles. Moreover, the lower level model is a typical traffic equilibrium assignment model except that it contains the link capacity constraint and driving distance constraint of the electric vehicles over the mixed road network. Based on the Frank-Wolfe algorithm, a modified algorithm framework is adopted for solving the constructed problem, and finally, a numerical example is presented to verify the proposed model and solution algorithm.

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Computer Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Databases and Data Mining