An aerial ropeway transportation system for combined freight and passenger transport – a simulation study
Aerial ropeways or cableways are a common means of transport in mountainous regions. Quite unusual is a ropeway combining both freight and passenger transport. Such a system provides a supplementary solution to arising logistical problems in areas with dedicated spatial challenges. A simulation study for a potential application linking two infrastructural nodes in an alpine tourist region was used to analyse the performance of such a system. Various system configurations and operating strategies for controlling the freight transport were examined. The major findings show the interrelated effects on freight and passenger transportation capacities and the trade-off between them. The simulation model can easily be adapted and transferred to other potential applications.
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- Pernkopf, Martin
- Gronalt, Manfred
- Publication Date: 2021-1
- Media Type: Web
- Pagination: pp 45-62
- TRT Terms: Aerial tramways; Cables; Freight transportation; Mountains; Passenger transportation; Simulation; Tourism
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting;
- Accession Number: 01766848
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 12 2021 3:00PM