An outline of the computer simulation technique is presented, along with a description of the representation of the railway locomotive/train system. This is followed by a survey of locomotive/train simulation, based mainly on work carried out at the Railway Technical Center, Derby. First, the simulation of train movement and its application to models of the working railway is described. Second, the simulation of train control systems within a train simulation is dealt with. Finally, an introduction is given to the computer simulation used in locomotive and train simulators. The paper concludes with some views on the reasons for computer simulation, and mentions the problems and success of the technique.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Measurement and Control

    87 Gower Street
    London WC1E 6AA,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ashworth, E O
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 25-28
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM