Field Testing and Instrumentation of Railway Vehicles

Julian Stow, Evert Andersson

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An understanding of testing and instrumentation methods is essential to the accurate construction and validation of railway vehicle dynamic models. The dynamics engineer may need to produce specifications for test work, understand the applicability and limitations of data produced, and manipulate test results to provide comparisons with modelling work. This chapter provides an overview of the situations in which the engineer may require test data, together with an introduction to common techniques and equipment used, both in the laboratory and for conducting vehicle testing on-track. The examples given largely relate to vehicle testing which forms the most relevant body of work for the vehicle dynamics engineer. However, dynamic simulation is increasingly used in rail/track related investigations where many of the same techniques may be applied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics
EditorsSimon Iwnicki
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9781420004892, 9780429129803
ISBN (Print)0849333210, 9780849333217
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2006
Externally publishedYes


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