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Straightness of rectilinear vs. radio-concentric networks: modeling simulation and comparison

Abstract : This paper proposes a comparison between rectilinear and radio-concentric networks. Indeed, those networks are often observed in urban areas, in several cities all over the world. One of the interesting properties of such networks is described by the \textit{straightness} measure from graph theory, which assesses how much moving from one node to another along the network links departs from the network-independent straightforward path. We study this property in both rectilinear and radio-concentric networks, first by analyzing mathematically routes from the center to peripheral locations in a theoretical framework with perfect topology, then using simulations for multiple origin-destination paths. We show that in most of the cases, radio-concentric networks have a better straightness than rectilinear ones. How may this property be used in the future for urban networks?
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Didier Josselin, Vincent Labatut, Dieter Mitsche. Straightness of rectilinear vs. radio-concentric networks: modeling simulation and comparison. Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD), May 2016, London, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-01367824⟩



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