Considerations on active control of crosswind stability of railway vehicles

The DLR research project Next Generation Train deals with concepts, methods and technologies for a very high-speed train in double-deck configuration and light-weight design. Due to these three key features, crosswind stability is a particular subject of study. It is shown that conventional approaches here fall short of guaranteeing safety in high-wind occurrences according to the given homologation standards. Therefore, this paper discusses the feasibility of different approaches to ensure crosswind stability by means of active control. Four different concepts are overviewed, the most promising one is then chosen and examined in detailed multibody simulations that are based on data from wind tunnel measurements of the Next Generation Train.

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    • © 2014 Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR). Abstract reprinted with permission of Taylor & Francis.
  • Authors:
    • Heckmann, Andreas
    • Kurzeck, Bernhard
    • Bünte, Tilman
    • Loose, Sigfried
  • Publication Date: 2014-6


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 759-775
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  • Accession Number: 01527989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 28 2014 3:01PM