HPN simulation model of carrying capacity of combination station for heavy-haul trains
Jinchuan Zhang, Hao Yang
School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University, Shangyuancun 3, Haidian District, Beijing, China
Combination station for heavy-haul trains imposed restrictions on the whole heavy-haul railway system. Through analysis of particularities of operation of combination station, the paper established HPN simulation model of carrying capacity of combination station based on Petri net theory, a graphical modelling method. The simulation model took technical operations of arrival, combination and departure of trains as interconnected system, and output parameters related to carrying capacity of the station. Finally, the paper, took Hudong station in Datong-Qinhuangdao railway as an example to verify the validity and practicability of the model.