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Chin. Phys. B, 2013, Vol. 22(5): 050205    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/22/5/050205
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Simulation optimization for train movement on single-track railway

Ye Jing-Jinga, Li Ke-Pingb
a School of Electrical Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China;
b State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
Abstract  Optimizing train movement has a great significance for railway traffic. In this paper, based on the optimal velocity car-following model, we propose a new simulation model for optimizing train movement in railway traffic. Here a kind of single-track railway is considered. Our aim is to reduce the energy consumption of train movement and ensure the train being on time by controlling the velocity curve of train movement. The simulation results indicate that the proposed model is effective for optimizing train movement. And some major characteristics of train movement can be well captured. This method provides a new way to optimize train movement in railway traffic.
Keywords:  train movement      simulation optimization      car-following model  
Received:  25 October 2012      Revised:  19 December 2012      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  02.60.Pn (Numerical optimization)  
  07.05.Tp (Computer modeling and simulation)  
Fund: Project supported by the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2011AA110502) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 71271022).
Corresponding Authors:  Li Ke-Ping     E-mail:

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Ye Jing-Jing, Li Ke-Ping Simulation optimization for train movement on single-track railway 2013 Chin. Phys. B 22 050205

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