As part of the European Commission project ‘SUSTRAIL’ the authors together with other industry and academic partners are designing a freight vehicle optimised for the carriage of high value, low density, time sensitive products. A review of potential engineering innovations has been carried out and a vehicle is being designed based on optimised parameters for this combination of innovative technologies including radial steering, disk braking and optimised bogie frame structure. The results of the selection and optimisation of the running gear are presented here together with an assessment of the potential improvement in running behaviour and its impact on the railway system.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 23rd IAVSD International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks|
|Publisher||Southwest Jiaotong University|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 23 May 2014|
|Event||23rd IAVSD Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks - Qingdao, China|
Duration: 19 Aug 2013 → 23 Aug 2013
Conference number: 23
|Conference||23rd IAVSD Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks|
|Abbreviated title||IAVSD 2013|
|Period||19/08/13 → 23/08/13|
Iwnicki, S., Bezin, Y., Orlova, A., Johnsson, P-A., Stichel, S., & Schelle, H. (2014). The ‘SUSTRAIL’ high speed freight vehicle: Simulation of novel running gear design. In Proceedings of 23rd IAVSD International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks Southwest Jiaotong University.