CaPaSIM statement of methods
2015 (English)In: Vehicle System Dynamics, ISSN 0042-3114, Vol. 53, no 3, 341-346 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In the present paper, the method for calculation of the dynamic pantograph-catenary interaction developed by the Royal Institute of Technology and the Swedish National Rail/Road administration (Trafikverket) is described and the results of the benchmark exercise are discussed. The method is based on the commercial Finite Element software ANSYS. The geometry of the catenary and pantograph is defined in a pre-processor, BARTRAD, developed by Trafikverket, and is automatically translated into an ANSYS model. Basically all types of catenary systems could be handled as well as different types of non-linearity. There are both 2D and 3D versions of the code existing. The results achieved in this first stage of the benchmark are well in line with the results from the other partners in the benchmark study
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 53, no 3, 341-346 p.
pantograph-catenary interaction, methods, finite elements
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165221DOI: 10.1080/00423114.2014.999799ISI: 000352316500005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84926520981OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-165221DiVA: diva2:809923
QC 201505052015-05-052015-04-242015-09-28Bibliographically approved