USE OF SIMULATION AND OPTIMIZATION IN THE DESIGN OF RAIL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

Object functions are defined as some combinations of the system performance parameters for the purpose of optimization of the design and operation of rail transportation systems. The system performance parameters are computed using numerical simulation. A mathematical model of the system is developed, and a computer program is written to perform the simulation. The primary objective is the reduction of travel time and energy consumption. The method provides a quantitative way of comparing alternative designs, and proposed changes in the design or mode of operation of existing systems, in order to identify the optimum alternative.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at an ASME Meeting, September 26-29, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Fenton, R G
    • Steiner, M L
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 76-DET-87
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM