New Insights into Railway Vehicle Dynamics

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Transportation and Future Mobility".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 100

Special Issue Editors

Key Laboratory of Traffic Safety on Track, Ministry of Education, School of Traffic & Transportation Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410075, China
Interests: safety and monitoring technology of high-speed trains operating under strong wind conditions; railway vehicle dynamics; railway vehicle aerodynamics
School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410075, China
Interests: railway vehicle aerodynamics; driving safety of rail vehicles in extreme environments; rail vehicle structural health monitoring and fault diagnosis
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Dr. Bin Fu
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Guest Editor
Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Milano, Via La Masa 1, 20156 Milano, Italy
Interests: rail vehicle dynamics; rail vehicle active suspension; rail vehicle wheel and rail defects
Group of Dynamics and Vibration, Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: rail vehicle vibration and dynamics; rail vehicle structural health monitoring and nondestructive testing; data-driven modelling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is widely acknowledged that developing higher-speed rail transit is important. However, higher-speed, lighter-weight, and lower-axle-load designs will lead to a sharp increase in the aerodynamic loads of the train and the sensitivity of the vehicle system to external disturbances, which will weaken the train's toughness against external disturbances and further increase the risk of operational instability. This adds new challenges to the contradictory regulation between weight reduction–speed increase, energy saving–consumption reduction, and safety–stability operation performance of higher-speed trains, which has become a restriction on the safe, efficient, and green development of higher-speed rail transit. Hence, it is urgent to research new technologies that are suitable for higher-speed trains such as aerodynamics, vehicle dynamics, and safety operation in special weather environments such as strong winds from new perspectives.

Dr. Dongrun Liu
Dr. Tiantian Wang
Dr. Bin Fu
Dr. Liangliang Cheng
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • vehicle aerodynamics
  • vehicle dynamic response for crosswind
  • vehicle vibration and dynamics
  • CFD
  • MBS
  • wind tunnel test
  • full-scale test

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