Eleven addresses, followed by discussions, given at the meeting, held in April, 1969, of the RSMA, on the general subject of the application of systems analysis, the theory of graphs, and the computerisation theory of communications, to transport problems. The above brochure contains a list of the 50 previous publications of the RSMA which appeared between 1955 and 1969. The following are some of the most characteristic of the subjects dealt with: --W.P. Allmann. Foreword. The fundamental transport problem: way and works, rolling stock, methods of operating, its importance, methods of study -- mathematical models, simulation, adaptation of the problem to the possibilities of computers. --A. Dooharian. Communication and control in an operational analysis. Connections between a national defence strategy and the transport problem. -- W.H. Turner. Economics of the configurations of chain systems and the problem of point-to-point communications. A parallel between the the problem of the telephone system and that of the transport system. -- R.S. Farnsworth. Optimised system of land and sea transport. Linear programming of the transport of a product to the ports in the United States, and from there to destinations inside the country. Study of the breaking down of a problem which is too large to be dealt with as a whole. --G.J. Ahrenholz. Systems analysis applied to operations in a sea port. Details of the TRANSIM model and application in a military port to the enbarkment of an infantry division. --D.J. Collins. The individual control of wagons, the basis for the efficient operation of a railway system. Details of the model used on the Canadian National. --E.C. Dwyer. Relations between the running of marshalling yards and headquarters. Elaboration of a complete railway operating system. -- H.N. Shycon. The distribution system. Research into an optimum distribution strategy, taking into account marketing, selling points and the geographical situation of the producers, by means of computer simulation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Systems and Management Association

    181 East Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Publication Date: 1969-10-6

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  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1976 12:00AM