Study on optimal train movement for minimum energy consumption
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The presented thesis project is a study on train energy consumption calculation and optimal train driving strategies for minimum energy consumption. This study is divided into three parts; the first part is a proposed model for energy consumption calculation for trains based on driving resistances. The second part is a presentation of a method based on dynamic programming and the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation (Bellman’s backward approach) for obtaining optimal speed and control profiles leading to minimum energy consumption. The third part is a case study for a Bombardier Transportation case. It includes the presentation of a preliminary algorithm developed within this thesis project; an algorithm based on the HJB equation that can be further improved in order to be used online in real-time as an advisory system for train drivers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 82 p.
Optimal control, train energy consumption, dynamic programming, Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-21234OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-21234DiVA: diva2:645182
Subject / course
Dahlquist, Erik, Professor
Audo, Sabah, Senior Lecturer