Design, implementation and application of a rail transit system simulation model

Taskin, Tamer (1990). Design, implementation and application of a rail transit system simulation model. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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This work is concerned with the design and applications of a new rail transit system computer simulation model. Advances in computer hardware technology and software engineering methods have enabled the implementation of a versatile and complex model with a consequent increase in the range of application and accuracy of prediction.

The model is essentially time-oriented with an adjustable update period and expandable event-oriented facilities. Its novel features include a bidirectional hyperdigraph rail network representation. This and the representations of the other system components (i.e. timetables, route lists, trains etc.) are dynamically constructed using linked-list structures during the simulation run. Different traction equipment models can be incorporated into to the model. Movement calculations, when performed, take all train and track parameters into account. Interaction between trains through a traffic regulation system is also considered. New software modules e.g., an energy demand calculator can easily be interfaced. The simulation model is supported by a considerable number of pre and postprocessing programs.

A number of studies have been carried out with the simulation model. Thus, it has been demonstrated that the model is structurally suitable for a large set of applications on both mass rail transit and mainline type systems.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Faculties (to 1997) > Faculty of Engineering
School or Department: School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Funders: Other
Other Funders: Turkish State Railways, Traction Research Group, Hawker-Siddeley Rail Projects Ltd
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation


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