VALIDATION OF TRAIN OPERATIONS SIMULATOR COMPUTER PROGRAM

The Train Operations Simulator (T.O.S.) computer model was developed to simulate the performance of a train composed of diesel-electric locomotives and freight cars. The calculated performance parameters include speed and distance as a function of time, longitudinal coupler forces and L/V ratios. This report presents the validation of the T.O.S. through comparison with test data obtained from the Southern Pacific Steel Coil Train test. Simulations of normal train handling and split service power braking to a full stop are presented.

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAR Rpt. R-335
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM