Network Analysis and Simulation

  • Carl Van DykeEmail author
  • Marc Meketon
  • Bruce W. Patty
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 222)


Railroad operations are complex processes incorporating several different decisions in order to move a railcar from one location to another. These decisions are often made separately without the ability to easily understand the impact of one decision on another. For example, if a new train is added, and another removed, will the expected connections of the traffic from those trains to subsequent trains still be acceptable, will the network capacity still be sufficient, and will the yards be able to handle the changes in workload? The role of the network simulation capability is to allow analysts to understand how all these disparate pieces fit together, primarily in the context of evaluating operating plan designs and contingency planning.


Network Simulation Operating Plan Trip Plan Train Schedule Unit Train 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TransNetOptPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Oliver WymanPrincetonUSA
  3. 3.Veritec SolutionsSan RafaelUSA

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