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Energy-saving Automatic Optimisation Of Train Speed Commands Using Direct Search Techniques

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

20

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

1,022 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR960351

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

F. de Cuadra, A. Fernandez, J. de Juan & M.A. Herrero

Abstract

This paper describes two computer tools that have been developed for the automatic optimisation of train speed commands. Given a target time for the trip between two consecutive stations, energy consumption is minimised. Two driving strategies have been considered, one based on coasting-remotor cycles and the other in space-related traction commands. Direct search techniques have been applied, using simulation processes that include detailed models of the train and the line. 1 Introduction The work described in this paper is related to the co-operation held between the research institute IIT and Dimetronic S.A. in the area of modelling, simulation and regulation of railway systems, see Cuadra[l], Fernandez[2,3]. One of the problems a

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