ON THE HEIGHT OF A RAILWAY BRIDGE WEIGHING ECONOMICS FOR NAVIGATION AGAINST COST OF RECONSTRUCTION. TWO SIMULATION STUDIES
This study deals with the navigation costs associated with the selection of an optimum height for the railway draw bridge at Dordrecht (Holland). A fixed daily schedule of operation allowing large ships to pass through the bridge implies waiting time for the ships. Initial theoretical considerations of a general nature indicate the suitability of Monte Carlo simulation approach in this study. The waiting time problem and the effect of the bridge height on the navigation costs, which include costs of waiting and those of making a detour, are treated. The capitalized savings in navigation costs resulting from an increase in the height are compared with the associated investment costs. The volume includes a description of the necessary computer programs.
- Daal, J van
- Doeland, F van
- Publication Date: 1974
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 124 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Bridge design; Bridges; Drawbridges; Economic analysis; Monte Carlo method; Reconstruction; Structural design; Water transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Operating strategies
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Economics; Marine Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00129294
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM