An event-based traffic flow model for traffic control at railway junctions

Ho, T.K., Goodman, C.J., & Norton, J.P. (1995) An event-based traffic flow model for traffic control at railway junctions. In Proceedings of IRSE International Conference on Advanced Railway Control (ASPECT'95), IRSE, London, pp. 163-170.


This paper introduces an event-based traffic model for railway systems adopting fixed-block signalling schemes. In this model, the events of trains' arrival at and departure from signalling blocks constitute the states of the traffic flow. A state transition is equivalent to the progress of the trains by one signalling block and it is realised by referring to past and present states, as well as a number of pre-calculated look-up tables of run-times in the signalling block under various signalling conditions. Simulation results are compared with those from a time-based multi-train simulator to study the improvement of processing time and accuracy.

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ID Code: 38631
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Traffic control, Simulation and modelling, Railway systems
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 1995 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2010 23:25
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:33

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