Detailed study of train performance becomes important when a $10 million unit train is handled by a single engineman. This paper presents an advance in train performance simulation. Main inputs are tractive force, fuel consumptions, braking force, rolling resistance, train weight, number of locomotive units and cars, grades, curves, speed limits and location of sidings. The computer program, Train Performance Optimizer (TPO) is used for dimensioning of rolling stock, evaluating locomotive types, determining train length and power/weight ratios, analyzing alternatives for new branches, estimating operating costs and formulating realistic schedules.

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  • Accession Number: 00303683
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session 211 Pap C.2 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM