A mathematical framework for expanding a railway’s theoretical capacity

Burdett, Robert L. & Bevrani, Bayan (2015) A mathematical framework for expanding a railway’s theoretical capacity. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis, WASET, Venice, Italy, pp. 231-234.

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Analytical techniques for measuring and planning railway capacity expansion activities have been considered in this article. A preliminary mathematical framework involving track duplication and section sub divisions is proposed for this task. In railways these features have a great effect on network performance and for this reason they have been considered. Additional motivations have also arisen from the limitations of prior models that have not included them.

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ID Code: 90252
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Capacity Analysis, Capacity Expansion, Railways
ISSN: 1307-6892
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 > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Deposited On: 15 Nov 2015 22:47
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2015 22:52

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