INTEGRATION OF TIME-DOMAIN SIMULATION MODELS OF VEHICLES AND COMPONENTS

This paper presents results of the European research project Electrical System Compatibility for Advanced Railway Vehicles (ESCARV). The objective of ESCARV is to overcome ESC problems by jointly tackling the most important aspects. An important goal of the project is to establish an open modeling framework and adequate subsystem models for the complete railway system and to reliably predict and avoid interoperability problems before putting a system into operation. This will lead to a design process and a set of design recommendations for new vehicles as well as input to new or updated European standards. The ESCARV work package, Methods and Tools, has the responsibility for producing recommendations on the integration of models from various players to enable total railway system simulation. Within the frame of ESCARV, several important ESC problems that trouble European railways and manufacturers today are dealt with. One of these, which the paper elaborates on, regards the concurrent simulation of different models from different manufacturers that are applied to the TAF commuter trains of the Italian State Railway. Taking the TAF case as an example, procedures for the investigation and the early recognition of such problems have to be worked out. These procedures have to be applied in practice. In an improved and verified form, they can serve as best practice or as guidelines or requirements for new or updated European standards.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 303-312
  • Monograph Title: COMPUTERS IN RAILWAYS VII
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00800714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1853128260
  • Contract Numbers: BRPR-CT97-D558, DG 12 HINS, KBN No. 9 T12C 045 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2000 12:00AM