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Simulation of Railway Vehicle Dynamics

Authored by: Oldrich Polach , Mats Berg , Simon Iwnicki

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138602854
eBook ISBN: 9780429469398
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This chapter covers the basic methods used in setting up a model of a typical railway vehicle and the types of analysis that can be carried out once the equations of motion have been produced. The historical development of the major simulation packages now used is also briefly covered. Typical analysis tasks such as modal analysis and running stability, simulation of ride on track with irregularities and analysis of curving behaviour are then covered in detail, with examples of typical applications. The main methods used for the assessment of the simulation results are also covered under each of these headings.

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