The sensitivity of a traffic network is defined for investigating the variations of the terminal capacities due to the decreases of the capacities of individual elements (stations and links). The sensitivity of a traffic network of n stations is described by a square matrix of order n, called the sensitivity matrix. The maximum off-diagonal entry in a sensitivity matrix is studied. From this information, a method is established for the design of a traffic network such that by using minimum individual element capacities no terminal capacities decrease beyond the specified tolerance when the expected decreases of the element capacities are given.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Signal Processing
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Applied Mathematics