WIT Press


MOTORS: A Flexible Traffic Simulator To Investigate Rail And Metrorail Capability

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR960391

Volume

20

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

1,144 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

G. Cosulich & T. Ghiara

Abstract

The design and revamping of a metrorail transit system needs a fast and flexible simulation tool which allows the electrical plant to be sized thus avoiding heavy oversizing. In complex power supply systems, such as 25 kV AC systems or metro systems with a large number of junctions, a similar tool is particularly useful. The main features of this tool must be: modularity, flexibility and electromechanical integration. In this paper, the tool code structure is described and some comparative examples are presented. 1. Introduction The authors have developed MOTORS [1], MOdular Traffic Object Railway Simulator, a program running on a standard MS-DOS personal computer supporting Windows graphic interface, a tool conceived as an aid to the design and verification of guided electrified transport systems. Its main characteristics are essen

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