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Modelling the Train Control Problem

  • Philip G. Howlett
  • Peter J. Pudney
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Abstract

The train control problem was originally formulated with applied acceleration as the control, and with journey cost measured by the mechanical energy required to drive the train. The mechanical energy model is physically sound, but does not properly describe the real control mechanism and does not represent the real financial cost of a journey. The fuel consumption model was designed to model the control mechanism of a typical diesel-electric locomotive, and uses the total fuel consumption to measure the cost of a journey.

Keywords

Fuel Consumption Applied Force Energy Balance Equation Height Profile Fuel Supply 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip G. Howlett
    • 1
  • Peter J. Pudney
    • 1
  1. 1.Scheduling and Control Group School of MathematicsUniversity of South Australia The Levels CampusPoorakaAustralia

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