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Practical Driving Strategies

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

Abstract

There are two aspects of train control that can be addressed before we consider the optimisation problems. First, we can show that the discrete control mechanism of the fuel consumption model is not a practical limitation, since any speed profile can be followed as accurately as we please using alternate coast-power pairs. Second, by considering the energy balance equations we can show that speed-holding, where possible, is the most efficient driving mode.

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© 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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