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Nahapetyan, Artyom ; Ahuja, Ravindra K. ; Sargut, F. Zeynep ; John, Andy ; Somani, Kamalesh

17. A Simulation/Optimization Framework for Locomotive Planning

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In this paper, we give an overview of the Locomotive Simulater/Optimizer (LSO)
decision support system developed by us for railroads. This software
is designed to imitate locomotive movement across a rail network,
and it simulates all four major components of the system;
trains, locomotives, terminals, and shops in an integrated framework. It
includes about 20 charts that allow evaluating system performance using
standard measures. LSO can be used by locomotive management to per-
form "what-if" analysis and evaluate system performance for different
input data; it provides a safe environment for experimentation. We have
tested the software on real data and output showed that the software
closely imitates day-to-day operations. We have also performed differ-
ent scenario analysis, and reports illustrate that the software correctly
reflects input data changes.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Artyom Nahapetyan and Ravindra K. Ahuja and F. Zeynep Sargut and Andy John and Kamalesh Somani},
  title =	{{17. A Simulation/Optimization Framework for Locomotive Planning}},
  booktitle =	{7th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modeling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS'07)},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-04-0},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2007},
  volume =	{7},
  editor =	{Christian Liebchen and Ravindra K. Ahuja and Juan A. Mesa},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-11820},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2007.1182},
  annote =	{Keywords: Railroad simulation, locomotive engine planning}

Keywords: Railroad simulation, locomotive engine planning
Collection: 7th Workshop on Algorithmic Methods and Models for Optimization of Railways (ATMOS'07)
Issue Date: 2007
Date of publication: 06.11.2007

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