A case study of the Iranian national railway and its absolute capacity expansion using analytical models

Bevrani, Bayan, Burdett, Robert L., & Yarlagadda, Prasad K.D.V. (2015) A case study of the Iranian national railway and its absolute capacity expansion using analytical models. Transport.

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Identifying railway capacity is an important task that can identify "in principal" whether the network can handle an intended traffic flow, and whether there is any free capacity left for additional train services. Capacity determination techniques can also be used to identify how best to improve an existing network, and at least cost. In this article an optimization approach has been applied to a case study of the Iran national railway, in order to identify its current capacity and to optimally expand it given a variety of technical conditions. This railway is very important in Iran and will be upgraded extensively in the coming years. Hence the conclusions in this article may help in that endeavor. A sensitivity analysis is recommended to evaluate a wider range of possible scenarios. Hence more useful lower and upper bounds can be provided for the performance of the system

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ID Code: 75531
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: railway capacity, railway expansion
DOI: 10.3846/16484142.2015.1099053
ISSN: 1648-3480
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Operations Research (010206)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Mathematical Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press
Copyright Statement: The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Transport, 11 October 2015, http://www.tandfonline.com/10.3846/16484142.2015.1099053
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2015 23:14
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 04:04

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