WIT Press


DISPO - Optimal Disposition Of Traction Units In Large Railway Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR940071

Volume

6

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

785 kb

Author(s)

A. Radtke & J. Horstel

Abstract

The computer system package DISPO, developed at the Institute for Transportation, Railway Construction and Operation, is suitable for the disposition of locomotives in large networks. By the use of a graph model, an exact depiction of the data basis, marginal conditions and influence parameters can be achieved. The complex relations are, thereby, taken into consideration. Calculations to demonstrate the efficiency of DISPO have been made using of the locomotives BR 110 and BR 111 of the German Railway. The examination area included the complete net of the German Railway, as well as several foreign routes. All in all, 265 reversing stations had to be considered, where at least one train route started or ended. Timetable data included passenger and freight trains, as well

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