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Railway Vehicle Dynamics: Applying Novel Techniques to Improve the Stability – Steering Compromise

Lecture

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The presentation is aimed at a wide audience of engineering disciplines and will explain the fundamentals of railway vehicle behaviour.

Date and Time

21 March 2013 - 18:00-20:30

Location

Huddersfield, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the Yorkshire West local network.


About this event

Presenter: Dr Paul Allen, Assistant Director, Institute of Railway Re-search, University of Huddersfield


The fundamental principles of railway vehicle dynamics dictate that for a conventional railway wheelset, there is a compromise between maintaining vehicle lateral stability and achieving adequate steering performance. This presents a challenge to the vehicle designer, particularly on systems with a combination of higher speed straight track sections and smaller radius curves. The research presents a metro system based case study, whereby novel mechanical and mechatronic solutions were simulated and used to optimise the behav-iour of a new generation of vehicles. The work utilised wheel-rail damage and cost modelling tools to demonstrate significant potential benefits to the operator. The presentation is aimed at a wide audience of engineering disciplines and will explain the fundamentals of railway vehicle behaviour. It will demonstrate how modern co-simulation techniques can embed control engineering techniques into railway vehicle dynamics.

Reasons to attend

Gain knowledge of railway vehicle design

Registration information

For registration

Contact:
Dr Crinela Pislaru
01484 472162
c.pislaru@hud.ac.uk

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