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Chin. Phys. B, 2014, Vol. 23(8): 080205    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/23/8/080205
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Discrete event model-based simulation for train movement on a single-line railway

Xu Xiao-Minga, Li Ke-Pinga b, Yang Li-Xinga
a State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China;
b Beijing Laboratory of Urban Rail Transit, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
Abstract  The aim of this paper is to present a discrete event model-based approach to simulate train movement with the considered energy-saving factor. We conduct extensive case studies to show the dynamic characteristics of the traffic flow and demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach. The simulation results indicate that the proposed discrete event model-based simulation approach is suitable for characterizing the movements of a group of trains on a single railway line with less iterations and CPU time. Additionally, some other qualitative and quantitative characteristics are investigated. In particular, because of the cumulative influence from the previous trains, the following trains should be accelerated or braked frequently to control the headway distance, leading to more energy consumption.
Keywords:  train movement      discrete event model      railway      energy saving  
Received:  25 December 2013      Revised:  20 February 2014      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  02.60.Pn (Numerical optimization)  
  07.05.Tp (Computer modeling and simulation)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 71271020 and 71271022) and the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (Grant No. NCET-10-0218).
Corresponding Authors:  Xu Xiao-Ming     E-mail:  11114207@bjtu.edu.cn

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Xu Xiao-Ming, Li Ke-Ping, Yang Li-Xing Discrete event model-based simulation for train movement on a single-line railway 2014 Chin. Phys. B 23 080205

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