A hybrid optimization algorithm for energy efficient train operation

@article{Keskin2015AHO,
  title={A hybrid optimization algorithm for energy efficient train operation},
  author={Kemal Keskin and Abdurrahman Karamancioglu},
  journal={2015 International Symposium on Innovations in Intelligent SysTems and Applications (INISTA)},
  year={2015},
  pages={1-6}
}
In this manuscript, an energy-efficient train operation between successive stations is studied. Cruising and coasting, two basic motion phases of train, should be taken into consideration in order to decrease energy consumption. Determining the optimal switching points from one motion phase into another is key in the energy saving. It is shown that, genetic algorithm and simulated annealing, when employed in a hybrid algorithm, complement each other in finding such switching points. For a… CONTINUE READING