Research on the competitiveness of tilting trains
2007 (English)In: Proceedings of Railway Engineering - 2007, Edinburgh: Engineering Technics Press , 2007Conference paper (Other academic)
Research has been conducted on areas identified to have potential to further improve the competitiveness of tilting trains.
The running times improves with increased cant deficiency, top speed and tractive performance; however the benefit of increased top speed and tractive performance is small above a certain level. 15 minutes running time (9%) may be gained on the Swedish line Stockholm – Gothenburg (457 km) if cant deficiency, top speed and tractive performance are improved compared with existing tilting trains. One interesting conclusion is that a non-tilting train will, independent of top speed and tractive power, have longer running times than a tilting train with today’s maximum speed and tractive power.
Guidelines for installation of cant are given, optimizing the counteracting requirements on comfort in non-tilting trains and risk of motion sickness in tilting trains. The guideline is finally compared with the installed cant on the Stockholm – Gothenburg line.
Line design and particularly the distance between the passing possibilities are studied for different mixed traffic with high-speed tilting trains and freight trains. The necessary distance between the passing possibilities becomes short when the number of freight trains increases.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edinburgh: Engineering Technics Press , 2007.
Research subject Järnvägsgruppen - Gröna tåget
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-33061ISBN: 0-947644-61-10OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-33061DiVA: diva2:413210
Railway Engineering - 2007
QC 201104282011-04-282011-04-272011-05-06Bibliographically approved