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International Journal of Railway Technology
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IJRT, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2013
Simulations of Running Dynamics for Vehicle Acceptance: Application and Validation
O. Polach1 and J. Evans2

1Bombardier Transportation (Switzerland) AG, Zürcherstrasse, Winterthur, Switzerland
2Interfleet Technology Limited, Derby, United Kingdom

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
O. Polach, J. Evans, "Simulations of Running Dynamics for Vehicle Acceptance: Application and Validation", International Journal of Railway Technology, 2(4), 59-84, 2013. doi:10.4203/ijrt.2.4.4
Keywords: rail vehicle, running dynamics, simulation, vehicle acceptance, authorisation, validation.

Abstract
Multi-body simulation tools are used in rolling stock design and development to optimise the vehicle parameters and to conduct a wide range of investigations. Although the vehicle acceptance is traditionally based on physical testing, the use of simulations as a part of vehicle authorisation is increasing. This state of the art paper reviews the recent status of conditions for the application of simulations in the context of vehicle authorisation and summarises the progress of investigations related to the methodology and criteria for a reliable model validation.

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