RAILWAY LINEHAUL ENERGY INTENSITY: AN ANALYSIS LEADING TO DESIGN OF A TRAIN SIMULATION SOFTWARE PACKAGE

The feasibility of developing a computer program capable of accurately estimating railway linehaul energy use on a route- and service-specific basis for both diesel-electric and electrified railways is investigated. A theoretical examination of the components of train resistance is made and the predictions compared with existing empirical formulae. Locomotive efficiency is investigated and the influences of driver behaviour analyzed. A simulation software package suitable for energy conservation studies and incorporating the above analysis is presented, as well as an analytic formulation for costing purposes. A validation and development program is outlined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 

    Department of Transport, Canada

    Tower C, Place de Ville
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N5,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • English, G W
    • Young, J D
    • Boumeester, H
    • SCHWIER, C
    • RONEY, M D
    • Bunting, P M
  • Publication Date: 1981-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 200 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT Rpt. 80-15 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: OST80-00012
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM