Rail

TUV Rheinland develops Web portal to run rail simulations

Posted on October 4, 2011

TUV Rheinland Rail Sciences Inc. (TUV RSI), a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland North America Holding Inc., developed an Internet-based Web portal that will allow users to run rail vehicle dynamics simulations from any internet connection. The SimVeDynetm online vehicle dynamic simulator was formally introduced at EXPO yesterday in Booth# 5250.

Simulations will allow users to investigate derailments, study the dynamic effects of operational changes, examine the effects of current or proposed track geometries on derailment factors, predict ride quality and noise, and calculate the effects of vehicle and wheel conditions under various dynamic factors.

TUV RSI customers that have established a SimVeDyne account are able to upload track data collected by track geometry vehicles or taken by hand to simulate how rolling stock will react to the current state of the track. Results from these simulations may be stored and data displayed online to allow for trending of degrading dynamic behavior over time.

"By using SimVeDyne to model vehicle dynamics over time and under changing conditions, operators will be able to proactively deal with their vehicle and track maintenance issues," Cory Hogan, manager of mechanical research for TUV RSI. "Our customers will be able to use our portal to model their specific vehicles' behavior on their specific track geometries right from their own computer or cell phone."

Users will have the ability to load track geometry from track geometry vehicles or hand measurements; load or select vehicle information and wheel/rail contact data, as well as other factors including speed; and track structure vertical stiffness and features to accurately predict L/V ratios, vertical and lateral wheel loads into the track, accelerations, displacements, passenger ride quality and other user-defined outputs.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alstom, Bombardier deliver 100th MI09 French trainset

Every MI09 can transport up to 2,600 passengers at maximum speeds of approximately 75 miles per hour. Each train is made up of five cars, each equipped with three large doors on either side to facilitate passenger exchange in the stations.

How transportation played key role in transformation of Milan

The Brussels based UITP’s World Congress is the major global gathering of the world’s public transport industry to network, review progress and innovation, understand trends from suppliers as well as focus on the challenges that public transport faces in delivering a viable, sustainable future for the world.

Calif.'s SMART secures $11 million grant to buy 3 more railcars

The three additional cars will boost SMART’s seating capacity by 35%, officials said. Because of the escalating costs for railcars, the grant also was estimated to have saved taxpayers about $11 million, according to state officials,

Parsons Brinckerhoff under contract to deliver Calif. high-speed rail

Will begin work on a seven-year, $700 million rail delivery partner contract awarded by the California High-Speed Rail Authority earlier this month.

Alstom to supply 13 Coradia Lint regional trains to Danish network

The Coradia Lint 41 is an environmentally-friendly low-consumption Diesel Multiple Unit that can reach a maximum operating speed of up to 87 mph.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close