OPTIMIZATION OF TRANSIT SYSTEMS BY PARAMETRIC MEANS

The philosophy of this paper has been applied to the Personalized Rapid Transit (PRT) concept which utilizes a rubber-wheeled vehicle propelled by an electric motor travelling along a guideway. The design of a transportation system involves maximizing the beneficial aspects while at the same time minimizing parameters such as cost, energy consumed, or visual blight. For this study, the decision model developed is a computer program that incorporates the technology of transit vehicles. With a computer program one can do various trade-offs, sensitivities, and optimization in arriving at the optimal transit design with timeliness and credibility. The parameters that are influential in transit design, station spacing, vehicle and station size, vehicle speed, headway, etc., are perturbed and figure-of-merits are determined using several criterion and optimization techniques.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Goldmann, B W
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-63 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1982 12:00AM