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Modeling circulation of train-set with multiple routing

Xie, Meiquan, Mao, Baohua, Ho, Tin Kin, Chen, Zhenqi, & Bai, Yun (2010) Modeling circulation of train-set with multiple routing. Journal of Transportation Systems Engineering and Information Technology, 10(3), pp. 50-57.

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Abstract

Planning on utilization of train-set is one of the key tasks of transport organization for passenger dedicated railway in China. It also has strong relationships with timetable scheduling and operation plans at a station. To execute such a task in a railway hub pooling multiple railway lines, the characteristics of multiple routing for train-set is discussed in term of semicircle of train-sets' turnover. In programming the described problem, the minimum dwell time is selected as the objectives with special derive constraints of the train-set's dispatch, the connecting conditions, the principle of uniqueness for train-sets, and the first plus for connection in the same direction based on time tolerance σ. A compact connection algorithm based on time tolerance is then designed. The feasibility of the model and the algorithm is proved by the case study. The result indicates that the circulation model and algorithm about multiple routing can deal with the connections between the train-sets of multiple directions, and reduce the train's pulling in or leaving impact on the station's throat.

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ID Code: 41210
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: railway transportation, train set, scheduling, multiple routing
DOI: 10.1016/S1570-6672(09)60044-1
ISSN: 1570-6672
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 China Association for Science and Technology
Deposited On: 12 Apr 2011 08:46
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 13:57

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