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Computers in Railways IX: Computer Aided Design, Manufacture and Operation in the Railway and Other Advanced Mass Transit Systems


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Table of Contents

The role of the Notified Bodies in the process of the railway liberalization 3
Optimizing station locations along transit rail lines with geographic information systems and artificial intelligence 11
A review of techniques used to assess the credibility of a business case in public sector rail projects 21
Network capacity 35
Railroad simulation using OpenTrack 45
Demand and ticket price elasticity analysis in the southern railway line of the Islamic Republic of Iran 55
Strategic evolution of a railway corridor infrastructure : dual approach for assessing capacity investments and M&R strategies 61
Joining GIS-database and timetable simulation to optimise Asian Railways topology and operation 73
Simulation based calibration of analytical models for line traffic capacity 83
Implementation of the Timetable Planning System STRAX/TPS in Denmark 93
Application of dynamic programming to the optimization of the running profile of a train 103
Determination of stations where rapid trains stop, or pass to local ones, using a genetic algorithm to shorten total trip time 113
Pedestrian traffic flow operations on a platform : observations and comparison with simulation tool SimPed 125
Design assessment of Lisbon transfer stations using microscopic pedestrian simulation 135
Human Factors Questionnaire measurement of engineer decision frequency 149
The application of selective door opening within a railway system 155
Safety at the platform 165
Information systems for railway infrastructure management 177
Achieving a uniform and consistent graphical user interface for a major railway system 187
Informatics in the railway transport in the Czech Republic 199
Communications network system using IP multicast technology for an accident protection system 207
The SIMSPOG simulation tool : a web-based implementation 217
Development of middleware applicable to various types of system structure in train-traffic-control systems 223
RailML - a standard data interface for railroad applications 233
Assuring compatibility between signalling systems and earthing systems - a new approach 243
Improvements on electromagnetic fields exposure assessment in rolling stock 253
Development of a lightning hazard prediction system 263
Simulation studies of 50Hz locomotive impedance and DC substation interference sources 273
Swedish data for railway infrastructure maintenance and renewal cost modelling 283
Computer architectures and safety integrity level apportionment 293
Railways safety management organisation : the Italian case 303
Time-varying failure rate for system reliability analysis in large-scale railway risk assessment simulation 313
A dynamic approach for planning preventive railway maintenance activities 323
The safety measures against deformation of the track 333
Digital ATC support for the RAMS standard 343
Development, testing and operation of an Ultrasonic Broken Rail Detector System 351
Fleet management in railway freight transport : the EU project F-MAN 361
The use of pattern recognition algorithms in an Automatic Vehicle Identification system 371
Analysing rail freight transportation in Turkey : a GIS application 381
CTCS - Chinese Train Control System 393
Re-signalling with communications-based train control - New York City Transit's recipe for success 401
ATP/ATC subsystem testing and validation using a HIL test rig 411
Object-oriented approach for Automatic Train Operation control systems 421
Laboratory integration testing of railway signalling systems for high-speed trains 431
Fully digitalized ATC (Automatic Train Control) system of integrated functions of train-protection and interlocking 441
Study on the methods of shortening in the response time of the Radio Based Cab Signaling system 449
Automatic train control system for the Shinkansen utilizing digital train radio 455
Detection and classification of turnouts using eddy current sensors 467
The simulator of Train Position Locator 477
Adaptation of the kinematic train model using the Interacting Multiple Model estimator 487
The high integrity GNSS/INS based train position locator 497
DCS bandwidth requirements for CBTC and CCTV 509
Research on the safety of the communication link of the Radio Based Cab signalling system 517
Increase of capacity through optimised timetabling 529
Capacity estimation of new infrastructure based on a discrete event model of train paths 539
Timetable stability - using simulation to ensure quality in a regular interval timetable 549
Forecasting robustness of timetables 563
Timetable simulation by sophisticated conflict resolution between train paths 573
Validation of a train simulation model with train detection data 583
Analysis of scheduled and real capacity utilisation at a major Dutch railway station 593
Reducing delays by means of computer-aided 'on-the-spot' rescheduling 603
Automated planning of timetables in large railway networks using a microscopic data basis and railway simulation techniques 615
Formal verification of protocol specified in LTS for railway signalling systems 627
Optimizing railway timetables with OpenTimeTable 637
Crystal diagram : a technique for marking high-density diagrams 647
Modeling constraints in automatic vehicle rostering - demands and possibilities 657
Banverket experience of capacity calculations according to the UIC capacity leaflet 665
Railway conflict detection and resolution in the Korean railway system 675
Simulation and railway timetabling norms 685
The European project COMBINE 2 to improve knowledge on future rail traffic management systems 695
Optimising departure times at a transport interchange to improve connections when services are disrupted 707
LIPAR1 : train management solutions for very dense traffic flows 715
A new user interface for the train traffic control system 725
Train traffic control by re-planning in real-time 733
An integrated information model for traffic planning, operation and management of railway lines 743
Introduction of halt discomfort in the objective criteria of regulation for metro type railways 753
Dynamic re-scheduling of trains after disruption 765
Automated dispatching of train operations using genetic algorithms 775
Improving the quality of railway dispatching tasks via agent-based simulation 785
Dynamic vehicle response versus virtual transitions 799
Effect of intermediate beam in track on train induced ground vibration 809
Numerical model of tram-track interaction with failures on rail surface 821
Real-time position estimation of overhead line in railway application 835
Development of feeder messenger catenary with the auxiliary wire 845
Advanced algorithm to calculate mechanical forces on a catenary 857
FEM of strain and thermal load of a train current collector with contact force during interaction with catenary 869
Online temperature monitoring of overhead contact line at the new German high-speed rail line Cologne-Rhine/Main 875
Reducing power peaks and energy consumption in rail transit systems by simultaneous train running time control 885
Electric traction energy metering on German Railways and the impact of European standardisation on the energy billing process in Germany 895
Energy saving driving methods for freight trains 901
Stray current performance and design of tubular track 911
Power management control in DC-electrified railways for the regenerative braking systems of electric trains 919
Innovative power supply system for regenerative trains 931
Multi-train simulation of DC rail traction power systems with regenerative braking 941
Energy loss comparison between 750 VDC and 1500 VDC power supply systems using rail power simulation 951
Maglev by a passive HT[subscript C] superconducting short "runner" above the magnetic guideway 963
Interoperable vehicles "tram-train" : possibility of using press-pack IGBT for traction converters 973
Presentation of Autoclot : calculation and drawings of tracks for guided transport systems 983
Railway collision risk analysis due to obstacles 993
Obstacle detection with a sequence of ultra telephoto camera images 1003
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