A sequencing approach for creating new train timetables
Train scheduling is a complex and time consuming task of vital importance. To schedule trains more accurately and efficiently than permitted by current techniques a novel hybrid job shop approach has been proposed and implemented. Unique characteristics of train scheduling are first incorporated into a disjunctive graph model of train operations. A constructive algorithm that utilises this model is then developed. The constructive algorithm is a general procedure that constructs a schedule using insertion, backtracking and dynamic route selection mechanisms. It provides a significant search capability and is valid for any objective criteria. Simulated Annealing and Local Search meta-heuristic improvement algorithms are also adapted and extended. An important feature of these approaches is a new compound perturbation operator that consists of many unitary moves that allows trains to be shifted feasibly and more easily within the solution. A numerical investigation and case study is provided and demonstrates that high quality solutions are obtainable on real sized applications.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Job shop, Scheduling, Train taimtabling, Meta-heuristics|
|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
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Springer|
|Deposited On:||19 Jan 2010 22:35|
|Last Modified:||02 Feb 2014 14:47|
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