Railway Dynamic Simulation: Recent Advances and Perspective, 2nd Edition
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The railway as a whole, i.e., the transportation system, as well as its elements, e.g., rail vehicles or infrastructure, are physically large objects. Studying their properties based on their direct observations, conducting experiments on them, measuring the chosen quantities during tests, and their exploitation are thus difficult. As soon as the simulation techniques became advanced enough, the space appeared for them to replace such direct observations, experiments and measurements. Nowadays, after decades of using them, it is obvious that they save time and money vastly and make it possible to obtain data about the system and its elements that could not be obtained for practical reasons without their aid. What is more, the volume of data obtained from a single simulation experiment is usually much greater than that obtained from the measurements during some, even extensive, experiments on the real object. All this is recently possible due to the continuous development of computer techniques, both in the hardware and software parts. The number of dynamical issues that can and are treated with numerical simulation techniques is enormous. That is why the scope of numerical simulation is limited to the dynamical, engineering and scientific issues related to mechanical, civil and railway transport engineering. In particular, this might refer to dynamical issues in rail vehicles, railway infrastructure and railway transport organization and planning. On the other hand, any issues related in the broader sense to those aforementioned are of interest. The scope includes modelling methods for the needs of simulation, simulation software, and the results of the simulations both of theoretical and practical character. The combination of dynamical simulation with other methods of analysis, as well the corresponding results, are of interest also. The word “advances” in the subtitle is understood in the broadest sense. Therefore, it refers equally to new results in terms of methods, studied objects, cognitive and practical aspects, and so on.
This Special Issue welcomes original manuscripts concerning, but not limited to, the application of numerical simulation in studies of phenomena, properties, and processes of a dynamical nature with regard to the following issues:
- Railway vehicle dynamics in general,
- Railway vehicle stability,
- Curving performance,
- Vehicle–infrastructure interactions,
- Fatigue strength and wear of vehicle and its elements,
- Comfort problems,
- Track loading,
- Track durability,
- Track maintenance,
- Less conventional track–vehicle systems,
- Organization of rail transport,
- Railway as a transportation system,
- Rail transport as subsystem within city, area, country, and world transportation systems.
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Zboiński
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- numerical simulation
- dynamical issues
- railway vehicle dynamics
- vehicle track interactions
- track infrastructure
- track layout
- railway transportation system