On the Braess Paradox with Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Theory
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OriginalversjonJournal of Optimization Theory and Applications. 2016, 168 (1), 216-230. 10.1007/s10957-015-0729-5
We show the existence of the Braess paradox for a traffic network with nonlinear dynamics described by the Lighthill–Whitham–Richards model for traffic flow. Furthermore, we show how one can employ control theory to avoid the paradox. The paper offers a general framework applicable to time-independent, uncongested flow on networks. These ideas are illustrated through examples.