The Application of Roller Rigs to Railway Vehicle Dynamics

Alfred Jaschinski, Hugues Chollet, Simon Iwnicki, Alan Wickens, Jürgen Von Würzen

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Roller rigs have been built world-wide to research into the dynamics of railway vehicles and they have particularly been applied to the development of high-speed trains. This survey takes into consideration both full scale as well as small scale model roller rigs. Besides performance, most important experimental work and the emphasis of application, the scaling strategies of model test rigs and the differences involved in roller rig experiments are treated. Suggestions for potential future uses and developments are also given for this tool which is useful for demonstration and analysis of railway vehicle dynamic behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-392
Number of pages48
JournalVehicle System Dynamics
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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