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Certain Aspects Of The CEN Standard For The Evaluation Of Ride Comfort For Rail Passengers

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR100561

Volume

114

Pages

10

Page Range

605 - 614

Published

2010

Size

344 kb

Author(s)

B. Kufver, R. Persson & J. Wingren

Abstract

The work of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), Working Group CEN/TC256/WG7, concerns ride comfort for passengers. A European prestandard from 1999 for the measurement and evaluation of ride comfort for rail passengers has been revised by the working group. A draft standard prEN 12299 (Railway applications – Ride comfort for passengers – Measurement and evaluation) was sent for enquiry during 2006. From the CEN members, the national standardisation bodies of 28 countries, more than 300 technical and editorial comments were received. WG7 then produced a revised draft standard, which in 2009 was accepted as a European standard. The present conference paper discusses certain parts of EN 12299:2009, with a focus on data processing, the application of computer methods and interpretation of results. Keywords: ride comfort for passengers, CEN, European standards, EN 12299. 1 Introduction The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has a Technical Committee TC256, defining European standards for the railway sector. In 1999, a European prestandard for measurements and evaluation of ride comfort for rail passengers ENV 12299 [1] was published. The prestandard defines methods for quantifying the effects of vehicle body motions on ride comfort for passengers. These methods have originally been developed by Office for Research and Experiments of the International Union of Railways (ORE) (NMV, NVA and NVD methods) [2] and British Rail Research (BRR) (PCT and PDE methods) [3].

Keywords

ride comfort for passengers, CEN, European standards, EN 12299