A disjunctive graph model and framework for constructing new train schedules
Train scheduling is a complex and time consuming task of vital importance in many countries. To create completely new train schedules that are more accurate and efficient than permitted by current techniques, a novel job shop approach is proposed and implemented in this paper. Unique characteristics of train scheduling are firstly incorporated into the disjunctive graph representation of the solution. Dedicated "stand-alone" constructive algorithms that utilise this representation are then developed. The modelling approach and the constructive algorithms are essential as they provide the basis for which meta-heuristics and other improvements can be made. A numerical investigation and case study is provided and demonstrates the viability of the modelling approach. Furthermore it is demonstrated that good quality solutions are provided with reasonable computational effort.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||Train scheduling, job shop scheduling|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Operations Research (010206)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Mathematical Sciences
|Deposited On:||12 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 14:13|
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