THE RAILCAR NETWORK MODEL
This report describes a railway planning tool. It represents a five-year development activity directed at the creation of a set of analytical models that can be used to analyze yards and line sections. These component models are integrated into a model of an entire system. Thus, the tools presented here are usable for the study of individual parts of a railway or can be directed at the study of the complete railway system. This report is divided into four parts: (1) Overview of the Railcar Network Model; (2) Line Model; (3) Yard Model; (4) System Model. The first part provides an overview of the total model and how the components fit together. It also describes the capabilities and limitations of each. The remaining parts present the details of each component model and the overall systems model. In each part the theoretical considerations are first presented, followed by detailed documentation on the computer programs used to implement the model. The computer programs are all written in Fortran.
Canadian Institute of Guided Ground TransportQueen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada
- Petersen, E R
- Fullerton, H V
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 306 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Freight transportation; Mathematical models; Network analysis (Planning); Railroad facility operations; Yard operations
- Identifier Terms: FORTRAN (Computer program language)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Line capacity; Network flows
- Old TRIS Terms: Operating strategies; Yard throughput
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00141124
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport
- Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT Rept. N. 75-11R&D Rept.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM