Development of a railway out-of-gauge freight transport routing optimal method

Zhang, Y, Guo, J and An, M ORCID: 2022, 'Development of a railway out-of-gauge freight transport routing optimal method' , Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 595 , p. 127081.

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Railway out-of-gauge freight (ROF) is beyond railway gauges in its dimensions, which could be risks leading to serious railway accidents. This article presents a new methodology to search for a safest and more economic route of ROF by taking safety and cost objectives into consideration. In this method, a mathematical model is proposed based on the transport costs as optimization objectives with the constraints of flow balance and safety gap clearance in which ROF transport routing generation, loading outline and railway gauge double-checking algorithms are established, and then a ROF transport routing model combining transportation costs, loading outlines and railway gauges are developed. The proposed method can be used to determine the safest and more economic ROF route. A case study is used to demonstrate the application of the proposed method.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0378-4371
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Funders: National Natural Science Foundation of China, Natural Science Foundation of Hunan Province, China, Hunan Provincial Fund for Philosophy and Social Sciences Youth Project, China, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of Central South University, China
Depositing User: Professor Min An
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2022 10:34
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2022 10:45

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