Freightliner has requested the Institute of Railway Research (IRR) at the University of Huddersfield to provide a quotation for dynamic modelling and simulation work to investigate the feasibility of a reduced length HXA hopper wagon. The scope of the investigation will consider resistance to derailment, overturning due to over speed and rollover in gales. The analysis will provide numerical evidence, based upon vehicle dynamics modelling In the Vampire software package, to inform the viability of the reduced length HXA wagon concept. The viability will be assessed using two running gear types: the ELH 0ptitrack bogie and the SCT Easyride bogie.
Effective start/end date9/04/19 → …