Simulation tools for railway vehicle/track-systems

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This paper presents an overview of some of the main simulation tools used today for analysis of railway vehicle dynamics and a brief history of the development of this field. The methods typically used to handle the difficult and highly non-linear aspects of wheel-rail contact and other suspension non-linearities are outlined. The various approaches to interface with the user and links to other types of simulation tools are mentioned and future developments in this area discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-149
Number of pages10
JournalZEV Rail Glasers Annalen
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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