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A Train Operating Method With Real-time Adaptability To Performance Variations Of Rolling Stock

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR980761

Volume

37

Pages

12

Published

1998

Size

1,105 kb

Author(s)

T. Nagata, S. Murata, Y. Naka, O. Sakashita & N. Shimuzu

Abstract

A method is proposed to achieve optimal train operation while coping with real- time running performance variations of rolling stock. The chief objective of the method is to attain accurate punctuality and maximum energy efficiency in train operation. The performance perturbations in question are those confronted unpredictively in on-site operations, concerning train weight, tractive force, braking force, and running resistance. Two steps comprise the proposed method; (1) real-time system-identification of train dynamics from actual movements, and (2) real-time optimisati

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