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International Journal of Railway Technology
IJRT, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2013
Rolling Stock Dynamic Evaluation by Means of Laboratory Tests
A. Facchinetti1, S. Bruni1 and W. Zhang2
1Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
A. Facchinetti, S. Bruni, W. Zhang, "Rolling Stock Dynamic Evaluation by Means of Laboratory Tests", International Journal of Railway Technology, 2(4), 99-123, 2013. doi:10.4203/ijrt.2.4.6
Keywords: railway, rolling stock, laboratory testing, full-scale testing, roller rigs, hardware-in-the-loop.
Despite the recent progress and the extensive use of modelling and simulation techniques, physical testing remains a major instrument for the development and validation of railway vehicles in respect to their running dynamics. Not only are the present vehicle acceptance procedures mostly based on physical rather than virtual tests, but testing is frequently used at different stages of the design process with diverse aims. In recent years, important developments have been introduced in the methods and facilities for laboratory tests on full vehicles and their sub-systems. The aim of this paper is to provide a survey of these recent developments.
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