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Train simulation and headway calculations: an approach based on parametrised continuous curves

F. de Cuadra, A. Fernández-Cardador, J.C. Granados

The project referred to in this paper consists of three phases. First, the development of a very accurate simulator in order to analyse the train and track performance of a balanced line, to be used as a CAD tool. Second, the development of a very accurate simulator in order to analyse the behaviour of a line under train-to-train disturbances and different passenger-flow scenarios. Third, the development of a control system to guarantee a constant time interval between trains, using the accurate simulator of the second phase as a workbench for case studies. This paper describes in detail the first phase of the project. As a result of this work, a software tool (PACA) is currently being used at DIMETRONIC S.A. as a CAD tool for the analysis and design of control and protection systems. PACA is implemented on a PC environment and written in ANSI-C language.


Keywords: railway simulation, CAD, discrete-event sistem simulation

Proceedings of the 4th COMPRAIL Conference. Vol. 1, pp.411-418, Madrid, Spain, 7-9 September 1994

Publicado: septiembre 1994.


    Líneas de investigación:
  • *Diseño de la señalización y optimización de la capacidad

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