TY - GEN
A1 - Borndörfer, Ralf
A1 - Fügenschuh, Armin
A1 - Klug, Torsten
A1 - Schang, Thilo
A1 - Schlechte, Thomas
A1 - Schülldorf, Hanno
T1 - The Freight Train Routing Problem
N2 - We consider the following freight train routing problem (FTRP). Given is a
transportation network with fixed routes for passenger trains and a
set of freight trains (requests), each defined by an origin and
destination station pair. The objective is to calculate a feasible
route for each freight train such that a sum of all expected delays and
all running times is minimal. Previous research concentrated on
microscopic train routings for junctions or inside major stations. Only
recently approaches were developed to tackle larger corridors or even
networks. We investigate the routing problem from a strategic
perspective, calculating the routes in a macroscopic transportation
network of Deutsche Bahn AG. Here macroscopic refers to an aggregation of
complex real-world structures are into fewer network elements. Moreover, the
departure and arrival times of freight trains are approximated.
The problem has a strategic
character since it asks only for a coarse routing through the network
without the precise timings. We give a mixed-integer nonlinear programming~(MINLP)
formulation for FTRP, which is a multi-commodity flow model on a time-expanded
graph with additional routing constraints. The model's nonlinearities are due to
an algebraic approximation of the delays of the trains on the arcs of
the network
by capacity restraint functions. The MINLP is reduced to a mixed-integer linear model~(MILP)
by piecewise linear approximation. The latter is solved by a state of the art MILP solver for various real-world test instances.
T3 - ZIB-Report - 13-36
KW - Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming
KW - multi-commodity flows
KW - freight train routing
Y1 - 2013
UR - https://opus4.kobv.de/opus4-zib/frontdoor/index/index/docId/1899
UR - https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0297-zib-18991
ER -