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A User Interface For The Representation Of The Dynamic Results On The Pantograph-catenary Interactions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR060801

Volume

88

Pages

9

Published

2006

Size

467 kb

Author(s)

D. Cebrián, T. Rojo, A. Alberto, E. Arias, F. Cuartero & J. Benet

Abstract

In this paper a user-friendly environment for the representation of the dynamic results on the pantograph-catenary interactions is presented. This environment consists of an interactive interface for the representation of graphics and another for the representation of video. By means of the first interface for the representation of graphics, the user can interact with the different graphic representations obtained starting from the data generated by the dynamic calculation of catenaries. The objective of the second interface is to generate a video containing the simulation of the interaction between the pantograph and the catenary. The video sequence, generated by the user through its interactions, can be recorded in AVI format. These two interfaces have been integrated in a user-friendly, interactive and graphically oriented tool software called CALPE. This tool is used for the static and dynamic analysis of a catenaries system, which is shown by menas of a real case study. Keywords: pantograph-catenary interaction, user-friendly interface, graphical representation, video generation. 1 Introduction Nowadays we are living in a period of growing economic globalization, a progressive removal of the frontiers of countries and a greater communication

Keywords

pantograph-catenary interaction, user-friendly interface, graphical representation, video generation.