Masters Theses


Tao Li


"In this thesis, three issues about the intercity travel demand on the US transportation network are addressed. The final one is the estimation of the domestic passengers' delay cost. A scheme is designed by assuming that costs incurred by flight delays relative to the original flight schedules are imposed at passengers' final destination airports. It is applied to estimate the total domestic delay cost of year 2007 and reasonable results arc obtained. The second one is the air travel demand estimation. Two route-based optimization models are proposed to estimate the travel demand based on available data. It is shown that the estimated route flow follows logit model and nested logit model, respectively. And the domestic demand of year 1995 between 486 airports within continental U.S. is estimated. The last one is the analysis of intercity travel pattern for the super large network. A efficient Pseudo-Dynamic Traffic Assignment simulation model is presented to analyze the traffic patterns of the intercity travellers as well as the related fuel consumptions and emissions. A two-stage simulation scheme is proposed to separate the intercity and non-intercity link flows. Results analysis illustrates that the method gives reasonable estimation within acceptable run-time. The model is applied to the network covering contentional U.S."--Abstract, page iii.


Baik, Hojong

Committee Member(s)

Edara, Praveen K. (Praveen Kumar)
Adekpedjou, Akim


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2010


x, 77 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 72-76).

Geographic Coverage

United States


© 2010 Tao Li, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Transportation -- United States -- Planning
Transportation -- Forecasting
Air travel -- Mathematical models
Automobile travel -- Mathematical models
Traffic engineering
Traffic estimation

Thesis Number

T 10275

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