Train performance simulation (TPS) models are used extensively in railroad operations and research applications to simulate the operation of a train over a specific route. To increase the railroad industry's awareness of the current state of development, usefulness, and availability of these models, the Office of Freight and Passenger Systems of FRA initiated a study of TPS technology. Results from a comprehensive review of 27 existing TPS models are summarized. The primary sources of information were TPS designers, users, and researchers and the National Technical Information Service. A generic model, based on the capabilities of existing models, was developed to describe the basic component algorithms of TPS models as well as the overall architecture of these models. A brief summary and analysis of existing TPS models is given, which includes comments on their train-modeling and computer-programming characteristics.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-6
  • Monograph Title: Rail freight
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  • Accession Number: 00381859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309035600
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM