DISTRIBUTED MODEL FOR STRESS CONTROL IN MULTIPLE LOCOMOTIVE TRAINS

A distributed model approach to the problem of coupler stress control in multiple locomotive trains is presented. The approach taken is to formulate the original problem in terms of a distributed parameter model with boundary controls. It turns out that the resulting model is conceptually quite useful and mathematically tractable. In the distributed model, the effects of changes both in system parameters and in the number of cars in a block are readily apparent. It is also to be expected that with an increase in the number of cars in a block the validity and usefulness of the model increases while a "Conventional" formulation becomes more intractable.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Springer Verlag

    Heidelberger Platz 3
    1000 Berlin 33,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Davis, J H
    • Barry, B M
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00170453
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM