Aerodynamic Prediction Tools for High-Speed Trains

With high-speed trains, the need for efficient and accurate aerodynamic prediction tools increases, since the influence of the aerodynamics on the overall train performance raises. New requirements on slipstream velocities and head pressure pulse in the revised Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI) for train speeds higher than 190 km/h are more challenging to fulfill for wide-body trains, like the Green train concept vehicle Regina 250, as well as higher trains, like double-deck trains. In this paper the authors give an overview of the results from a project within the Green train programme, where the objective was to increase the knowledge on slipstream air flow of wide body trains at high speeds, to understand the implications of the new requirements on the front shape and to develop a prediction methodology in order to take this into account early in the design cycle. In addition, the front design was in parallel optimized with respect to head pressure pulse and drag.


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  • Accession Number: 01536311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2014 3:01PM