WIT Press


Information Systems For Simulation Of Train Operation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR960361

Volume

20

Pages

9

Published

1996

Size

1,054 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

LA. van Bokhoven & J.A.H.M. van Keulen

Abstract

Netherlands Railways has developed several simulators, each of which has a separate aim, interface - often deficient and not very efficient - and storage format. Now it has decided to develop a new graphical user interface, a uniform data model and future-proof system architecture so that simulators can be used more quickly, more effectively and in combination with one another and so they can be properly maintained. This article describes the conceptual ideas, the architecture and several components such as the graphical user interface and the simulation database. Introduction Netherlands Railways is constantly looking for new technology to increase the capacity of its heavily overburdened system within the confines of minimal space. Growing complexity makes it increasingly difficult to estimate the consequences of process and product innovation

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