Modelling the Train Control Problem
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.
KeywordsFuel Consumption Applied Force Energy Balance Equation Height Profile Fuel Supply
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