Simulation for airports
Public transport terminals (air, rail, bus, metro, car service) have many goals, including: optimizing passenger and vehicle flows, improving passenger experiences and keeping all passengers safe. Achieving these goals are challenging since all stakeholders will acknowledge they have a stake in a well-run public transport terminal, but all have different, sometimes conflicting, priorities. Furthermore, due to delays and rush hours, there is no such thing as an ‘ordinary day or hour’.
Simulation has been proven to be an indispensable decision support tool for solving these challenges. Simulators are a key tool for rail network managers when performing for example punctuality and robustness analysis of train schedules. Simulation is also used by rail network managers for safety, capacity and energy analysis of (future) infrastructure.
For more than 30 years InControl has been working on the development of customized railway-traffic simulators using the Enterprise Dynamics (ED) simulation platform.
During these years, InControl has become an expert in railway simulation, understanding the concepts and systems that are relevant to railway operation. By uniting the Enterprise Dynamics platform with customer applications, tooling and datasets, InControl creates large scale microscopic multi-purpose railway simulators, which can be used for
- Simulation studies (Use simulation to support the design/construction and optimization of train schedules, track occupation and energy efficiency),
- Innovation support (Evaluate the effect of innovative measures and systems before putting them into practice),
- Serious gaming (Train employees and evaluate procedures and processes during large-scale multi-application gaming sessions, using a distributed simulation environment).
- Communication purposes, for example informing management, staff and customers about the effects of the introduction a new timetable