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Optimal traffic control at railway junctions

Ho, T.K., Norton, J.P., & Goodman, C.J. (1997) Optimal traffic control at railway junctions. IET Electric Power Applications, 144(2), pp. 140-148.

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Abstract

Conflict occurs when two or more trains approach the same junction within a specified time. Such conflicts result in delays. Current practices to assign the right of way at junctions achieve orderly and safe passage of the trains, but do not attempt to reduce the delays. A traffic controller developed in the paper assigns right of way to impose minimum total weighted delay on the trains. The traffic flow model and the optimisation technique used in this controller are described. Simulation studies of the performance of the controller are given.

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ID Code: 38207
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Railway engineering, Traffic control, Dynamic programming, Event-based modelling
DOI: 10.1049/ip-epa:19970941
ISSN: 1350-2352
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Operations Research (010206)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Simulation and Modelling (080110)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Deposited On: 28 Oct 2010 09:52
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:33

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