A simulation model was used in order to decide whether the prescribed operating programme was rational, and, possibly, to detect any bottlenecks. The project examined concerns the Berne-Wylerfeld marshalling and transhipment yard, to be for express goods traffic. One of the principal objects of simulation was to examine whether, having regard to all the restrictions in time and space, it would be possible to maintain a service, in spite of traffic fluctuations. The method of simultaneous programmed formation involved is derived from the french method (known as the Hirson method). The model consists of a number of elements which correspond, in consecutive order, to the different succeeding stages. For example, a part of the programme produced by the computer shows the progress of the operations to be carried times, on condition that all the operations involved in the formation of trains are systemised.

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    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Meier-Solfrian, W
    • Probst, R
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 549-557
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM