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Petri net modelling of spatial and temporal constraints in track allocation problem at railway stations

Jia, W.Z. , Ho, T.K., & Mao, B.H. (2010) Petri net modelling of spatial and temporal constraints in track allocation problem at railway stations. In Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies (第七届交通运输研究国际会议), ICTTS, Kunming Taili International Hotel, Kunming, Yunnan.

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Abstract

The track allocation problem (TAP) at a multi-track, multi-platform mainline railway station is defined by the station track layout and service timetable, which implies combinations of spatial and temporal conflicts. Feasible solutions are available from either traditional planning or advanced intelligent searching methods and their evaluations with respect to operational requirements are essential for the operators. To facilitate thorough analysis, a timed Coloured Petri Nets (CPN) model is presented here to encapsulate the inter-relationships of the spatial and temporal constraints in the TAP.

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ID Code: 38352
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Railway engineering, Track allocation, Petri Net
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 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 05 Nov 2010 10:07
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 01:54

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