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Study on optimal train movement for minimum energy consumption
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
Optimal control, train energy consumption, dynamic programming, Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-21234OAI: diva2:645182
Subject / course
Mechanical Engineering
Available from: 2013-09-04 Created: 2013-09-03 Last updated: 2013-09-04Bibliographically approved

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