Investigation of bogie positions on the aerodynamic drag and near wake structure of a high-speed train

As train speed increases, the aerodynamic drag reduction becomes increasingly significant. The aim of this paper is to find out appropriate bogie positions to reduce the drag of a high-speed train. In this paper, based on the three-dimensional steady incompressible Reynolds-averaged N-S equations and the Realizable k-ε two-equation turbulence model, the effects of bogie positions on the aerodynamic performance and near wake of the three-carriage high-speed train are presented. The mesh resolution and methodology are validated against wind tunnel test. The results show that the front bogie position of the head car has a significant impact on the aerodynamic performance of the head car, leading to different aerodynamic drag forces. When the bogie moves towards the rear by 1 m and 2 m, the aerodynamic drag forces of the head car reduce by 7.75% and 10.56%, and the total drag decreases by 5.57% and 6.58%, respectively.


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  • Accession Number: 01701962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 2019 3:17PM