This paper reports on the existing literature models for rail transportation with two goals in mind: to collect and categorize rail modeling efforts, and to position the rail-related literature in the context of other transportation models and provide an introduction to this field for nonspecialists. Optimization, queueing, and simulation models are all treated with particular emphasis on optimization. The role of each class of models is discussed in relation to its function and its position within the total planning activity of a railroad. A concluding section outlines the major modeling obstacles and promising areas for future development.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Assad, A A
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

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  • Accession Number: 00329528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM