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. (1 Comment)

More News

WSP USA projects recognized with three Calif. transportation awards

The Exposition Line Light Rail in Los Angeles received the California Transportation Foundation's Overall Project of the Year award.

City Council approves transfer of Atlanta Streetcar to MARTA

The $99 million streetcar opened in December 2014 amid sky-high expectations, but ridership failed to meet expectations in its first year and plummeted nearly 60% after the city began charging $1 to ride.

Honolulu officials submit new light rail plan to FTA

The total project cost included in the new plan remains at $8.165 billion for capital costs exclusive of finance charges, with full revenue service scheduled for December 2025.

Alstom to supply traction system in Chengdu, China

The contract is worth approximately $68.3 million. The line is expected to start revenue service by the end of 2019.

Hyperloop One announces 10 winners of 'Global Challenge'

The company will commit meaningful business and engineering resources and work closely with each of the winning teams/routes to determine their commercial viability.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (1)

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 number 1 resource for vocational 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