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Organization
2016/2017 Civil Engineering and Geosciences Master Civiele Techniek
CIE5803-09
Railway Traffic Management
ECTS: 4
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.R.M.P.Goverde    R.M.P.Goverde@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
0/2/0/0 + 0/2/0/0
Education Period
2
Start Education
2
Exam Period
2
3
Course Language
English
Course Contents
This course considers the tactical and operational management of railway traffic. Topics include railway timetable optimization (macroscopic and microscopic), timetable stability analysis using max-plus algebra, operations performance analysis, railway traffic simulation, train delay prediction, real-time conflict detection and resolution, Traffic Management Systems, traffic control, energy-efficient train control, Driver Advisory Systems, and disruption management. The course uses various computer practica to apply the theory in case studies. In particular, Matlab and the Optimization Toolbox is applied to carry out periodic timetable optimization; the PETER macroscopic timetable stability analysis tool is used to study stability and delay propagation over large networks; and the OpenTrack microscopic simulation tool is used for timetable feasibility analyis, capacity analysis, and disruption analysis.
Study Goals
Construct a railway timetable
Evaluate a railway timetable on feasibility, stability, and capacity occupation
Compare railway traffic control systems
Apply optimization models to railway timetabling and real-time traffic management
Apply microscopic simulation to analyse railway traffic performance
Use max-plus algebra to timetable stability analysis
Recognize the use of macroscopic and microscopic models to railway planning and control
Understand the various feedback loops in railway traffic systems
Discuss energy-efficient train control and Driver Advisory Systems
Education Method
This lecture used Blended Learning with a mixture of videos, lectures, reading (book), discussions, computer practica, and guest lectures
Computer Use
Matlab and Optimization Toolbox (no experience required), OpenTrack microscopic simulation, PETER timetable stability analysis
Assessment
Written exam and computer practicum reports
Elective
Yes
Tags
Mathematics
Matlab
Modelling
Optimalisation
Practicals
Rail & Road Engineering / Planning
Transport & Logistics
Expected prior Knowledge
Planning and operations of public transport systems (CIE4811-09). In particular, blocking time theory is assumed working knowledge. Additional reading is required for those not familiar with blocking time theory.
Academic Skills
Reading proficiency, writing reports, critical thinking, problem solving
Literature & Study Materials
I.A. Hansen & J. Pachl (eds.), Railway Timetabling & Operations, Eurailpress, Hamburg, 2nd edition, 2014
(available at Transport & Planning secretariat). Supported by additional papers distributed via Blackboard.
Judgement
Weighted average of written examination (1/2) and computer practicum reports (1/2)
Permitted Materials during Exam
None
Collegerama
No