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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  • Accession Number: 01766848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 12 2021 3:00PM