Evaluation of robustness indicators using railway operation simulation

Lars Wittrup Jensen, Alex Landex, Otto Anker Nielsen

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    Abstract

    The classical way of evaluating the robustness of railway timetables is the use of microscopic simulation. This is precise and offers a high level of detail, but it also requires a high amount of work. The alternative is to use robustness indicators that directly or indirectly indicate the robustness of a railway system. However, the semantics of these are mainly unknown and indicators are therefore best for comparison of alternatives. The paper therefore reviews and evaluates different robustness indicators against a microscopic simulation. This evaluation show that the indicators compare well to the microscopic simulation and are, to some extent, able to predict the outcome of the simulation. © 2014 WIT Press.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputers in Railways XIV : Railway Engineering Design and Optimization
    EditorsC.A. Brebbia, N. Tomii, P. Tzieropoulos, J.M. Mera
    Number of pages11
    Volume135
    PublisherWIT Press
    Publication date2014
    Pages329-339
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84564-766-7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84564-767-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event14th International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Optimization - Rome, Italy
    Duration: 24 Jun 201426 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 14

    Conference

    Conference14th International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Optimization
    Number14
    CountryItaly
    CityRome
    Period24/06/201426/06/2014
    SeriesWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
    ISSN1746-4498

    Keywords

    • Architecture
    • Building and Construction
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • Railroads
    • Semantics
    • Level of detail
    • Microscopic simulation
    • Railway operation simulation
    • Railway system
    • Railway timetables
    • Robustness indicators
    • Railroad transportation
    • conference proceeding
    • railway construction
    • railway transport
    • simulation

    Cite this

    Jensen, L. W., Landex, A., & Nielsen, O. A. (2014). Evaluation of robustness indicators using railway operation simulation. In C. A. Brebbia, N. Tomii, P. Tzieropoulos, & J. M. Mera (Eds.), Computers in Railways XIV: Railway Engineering Design and Optimization (Vol. 135, pp. 329-339). WIT Press. WIT Transactions on the Built Environment https://doi.org/10.2495/cr140271