This paper presents a multi-train simulator for railway networks. The main use of this traffic flow simulator is to serve as a test bench for traffic control strategies. The most interesting features of this particular simulator are two: modularity and generality. The traffic flow simulator is build up with three independent components: (1) a signalling and interlocking simulator, (2) a train movement (running and dwell time) module and (3) an automatic route-setting module. This structure of modules does not depend on the particular characteristics of each railway system.
Keywords: railway control, optimal control, metro, direct search, simulation models, event-driven simulation, traffic flow simulator
7th COMPRAIL Conference, Bologna, Septiembre 2000. Advances in Transport Vol. 7, ISSN 1462-608X. 11-13 September 2000
Publicado: septiembre 2000.