A sensitivity analysis of train speed and its effect on railway capacity

Bevrani, Bayan, Burdett, Robert L., & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (2014) A sensitivity analysis of train speed and its effect on railway capacity. Advanced Materials Research, 1061-1062, pp. 1208-1212.

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Increasing train speeds is conceptually a simple and straight forward method to expand railway capacity, for example in comparison to other more extensive and elaborate alternatives. In this article an analytical capacity model has been investigated as a means of performing a sensitivity analysis of train speeds. The results of this sensitivity analysis can help improve the operation of this railway system and to help it cope with additional demands in the future. To test our approach a case study of the Rah Ahane Iran (RAI) national railway network has been selected. The absolute capacity levels for this railway network have been determined and the analysis shows that increasing trains speeds may not be entirely cost effective in all circumstances.

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ID Code: 79091
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: railway capacity, sensitivity analysis
DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1061-1062.1208
ISSN: 1662-8985
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
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Past > Schools > Mathematical Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Trans Tech Publications
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2014 00:30
Last Modified: 21 May 2015 05:22

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