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Current train control optimization methods with a view for application in heavy haul railways

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Mitchell Mcclanachan, Colin Cole
Railway operators are continually increasing the length and weight of heavy haul trains to achieve reduced operating costs and increase network capacity. With longer and heavier trains, it becomes increasingly difficult for human operators to control the train optimally. The three main objectives of train control are minimizing journey time, minimizing energy usage, and minimizing in-train dynamics. This article reviews published train control optimization methods used in passenger, freight, and long heavy haul trains with a view of determining which methods would be best applied to the optimization of heavy haul train control.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Volume

226

Issue

1

Start Page

36

End Page

47

Number of Pages

12

ISSN

0954-4097

Location

London, UK

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Railway Engineering; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS);

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F : Journal of rail and rapid transit.

Exports

CQUniversity

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