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The results of the pantograph-catenary interaction benchmark
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2015 (English)In: Vehicle System Dynamics, ISSN 0042-3114, Vol. 53, no 3, 412-435 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper describes the results of a voluntary benchmark initiative concerning the simulation of pantograph-catenary interaction, which was proposed and coordinated by Politecnico di Milano and participated by 10 research institutions established in 9 different countries across Europe and Asia. The aims of the benchmark are to assess the dispersion of results on the same simulation study cases, to demonstrate the accuracy of numerical methodologies and simulation models and to identify the best suited modelling approaches to study pantograph-catenary interaction. One static and three dynamic simulation cases were defined for a non-existing but realistic high-speed pantograph-catenary couple. These cases were run using 10 of the major simulation codes presently in use for the study of pantograph-catenary interaction, and the results are presented and critically discussed here. All input data required to run the study cases are also provided, allowing the use of this benchmark as a term of comparison for other simulation codes.

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2015. Vol. 53, no 3, 412-435 p.
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finite element method, dynamic interaction, catenary, multi-body dynamics, pantograph, benchmark problems
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Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165222DOI: 10.1080/00423114.2014.953183ISI: 000352316500012ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84926506563OAI: diva2:809918

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