WIT Press


Optimisation Of Length Of Transition Curves With Vehicle Reaction Taken Into Consideration

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR980041

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

964 kb

Author(s)

B. Kufver & E. Andersson

Abstract

Optimisation of length of transition curves with vehicle reaction taken into consideration B KufVer*, E. Andersson^ bjorn. kufver@yti. se ^az/W67y Tac&Wog everta@fkt.kth.se Abstract While the alignment of new railways should be designed to meet future demands, an unnecessarily high standard may make a project too expensive and may cause an undesirable impact on the environment. Hence, the alignment should be optimised with great care when building new lines. In this study, equally costly alignment alternatives are compared. The cost is assumed to be correlated to the extent to which existing obstacles along a new alignment must be removed. With this approach, longer transition curves require smaller curve radii. A power car, a tilting coach and a non-tilting coach have been studied. Vehicle reactions have been simulated with dynamic vehicle/track computer models. Passenger comfort (Per) has been used as object function. Vertical forces, guiding forces, track shift force

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