Optimal driving strategies for a train on a track with continuously varying gradient

@inproceedings{Howlett1997OptimalDS,
  title={Optimal driving strategies for a train on a track with continuously varying gradient},
  author={Phil G. Howlett and Jingru Cheng},
  year={1997}
}
This paper derives key equations for the determination of optimal control strategies in an important engineering application. A train travels from one station to the next along a track with continuously varying gradient. The journey must be completed within a given time and it is desirable to minimise fuel consumption. We assume that only certain discrete throttle settings are possible and that each setting determines a constant rate of fuel supply. This assumption is based on the control… CONTINUE READING

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