PRESSURE VARIATIONS, AERODYNAMIC DRAG OF TRAIN, AND NATURAL VENTILATION IN SHIN KANSEN TYPE TUNNEL

The aerodynamic problems of high-speed trains and tunnel ventilation have been investigated using a one dimensional unsteady flow model. Pressure variations in a tunnel must involve the compressibility of air, the friction between the side of the train and the tunnel wall, particularly when trains are 300 to 400 m long. In a double-tracked tunnel the passing of two trains must also be studied. In this case, the superposition of characteristic waves serves suitably. In long underwater tunnels, the problems of ventilating heat and gases must be considered since piston effects are insufficient to ventilate double-track tunnels. Results are given for the double-track Shin Kansen tunnel at speeds up to 500 kph.

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    JAPANESE NATIONAL RAILWAYS

    TOKYO,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Yamamoto, A
  • Publication Date: 1964-12

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  • Accession Number: 00084938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Technical Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Quart Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM