A COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR TRAIN PERFORMANCE CALCULATIONS
This paper is concerned with the application of digital computers to train performance calculations. It describes how, starting with the calculation of minimium running times and associated performance variables, BR have extended their computer methods to the construction of data information systems for running times and for route geography, design evaluations, freight train maximum load calculations and energy minimization studies. Significant developments in train performance since 1960 are outlined, and the present system is fully explained. The use of the system by various departments--engineering, planning and research--is described, and emphasis is placed on the satisfactory relationship between programmers and engineers which has been established, and its consequential benefits. Illustrative examples of typical applications are given.
- This paper was presented at the Third ORE Colloquium held in Amsterdam, May 8th to 10th 1973, and its Summary is contained in the Colloquium report #AZ40/RP 5/E; See RRIS #052511. Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Hargreaves, J E
- Publication Date: 1973-6
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Information processing; Train operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Question az40; Train performance
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00052576
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM