Development of train movement simulator for analysis and optimization of railway signalling systems

C. S. Chang, C. S. Chua, H. B. Quek, X. Y. Xu, Siu Lau Ho

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This paper outlines the development of a software simulation package named `Interstation Train Movement Simulation' which is used to evaluate the performance of an automated railway operation. This program was developed within the National University of Singapore over a time span of three years. Simulations were conducted on the `ITMS' package to access and to optimize the performance of rapid transit systems using different signalling schemes under both steady state and disturbed conditions. Object oriented techniques have been applied to perform the simulation studies. The `Interstation Train Movement Simulation' package employs a fuzzy automatic train controller (ATC) and a fuzzy dwell time controller (DTC) which are responsible both for the optimal and efficient operation of mass transit systems as well as to provide for regularity of service under both steady state and disturbed running conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalIEE Conference Publication
Issue number453
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Developments in Mass Transit Systems - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Apr 199823 Apr 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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