Energy Consumption Minimization Problem in a Railway Network

When train operations are perturbed, a new working timetable needs to be computed in real-time. In the literature, several algorithms have been proposed for optimizing this computation. This optimization usually does not consider energy consumption. However, minimizing energy consumption is a central issue both from the environmental and economic perspective. In this paper, the authors address the real-time problem of minimizing the energy consumption. The energy consumption depends on driving regimes used by the train drivers. Hence, the authors focus on the decision of the appropriate driving regimes throughout each train's travel along a given infrastructure. A model and solution approach for this problem are provided. The authors show a proof of concept on the applicability of this solution approach on a simple test case.


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  • Accession Number: 01636421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 2017 11:31AM