WIT Press


Validation Of A Train Simulation Model With Train Detection Data

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040591

Volume

74

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

293 kb

Author(s)

J.P.M. Tromp

Abstract

Rail traffic simulation tools are used for timetable design and for the analysis of existing timetables. For these models, correct data for infrastructure and rolling stock are needed. Parameters are often estimated, but this can lead to differences with real train operation, especially when these models are used for timetable designs of lines or networks with larger distances. Important in this respect is the validation of the running times, speed profiles and track occupation times. In this paper, the validation of a simulation model is described. The running times in this model are based on the calculation of traction force and resistance of Dutch trains. Acceleration and braking rates are determined from measured data. Validation takes place on the basis of train detection data o

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