A dynamic, entropy minimizing, equilibrium-oriented approach to transportation planning

dc.contributor.authorBhat, Chandra R.en
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-14T16:34:40Zen
dc.date.available2020-12-14T16:34:40Zen
dc.date.issued1987en
dc.description.abstractDevelopment is a difficult goal because it represents the least probable state. Traditionally, the gravity model has been used to describe future spatial organization because as an entropy maximizing approach, it provides the only unbiased situation which can be assumed. While the maximum entropy solution to a problem is the most natural solution, it is not the most desirable solution. In summary, what we have today is a case of transportation engineers trying to minimize entropy through the use of such tactical ploys as freeway control (minimizing entropy in transportation operation) while transportation planners are locating new transportation facilities according to entropy maximizing criteria at the strategic level. This study introduces the concept of entropy to transportation systems and stresses on the entropy minimizing approach to transportation planning through the use of mathematical models and optimization techniques. This study also emphasizes the dynamic nature of land use and transportation interaction in the system, especially the notions of feedback, equilibrium and steady state performance.en
dc.description.degreeM.S.en
dc.format.extentxii, 118 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/101162en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 17373232en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1987.B492en
dc.subject.lcshEntropyen
dc.subject.lcshTransportation engineeringen
dc.titleA dynamic, entropy minimizing, equilibrium-oriented approach to transportation planningen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
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