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Payload optimization of articulated wagons considering train length and vehicle dynamic behaviour
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1583-4625
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering.
NTnet AB, Malmö, Sweden .
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Transport Planning, Economics and Engineering.
2016 (English)In: Civil-Comp Proceedings, ISSN 1759-3433, Vol. 110Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

The Capacity4Rail EU project aims are improving the competitiveness and reliability of rail freight in order to make it more attractive for modern, more sophisticated market requirements. The work described in this paper, focuses on novel vehicle designs that can account for a higher payload per meter, both from the payload optimization and the vehicle dynamic response point of view. We analyze an articulated spine wagon composed of five car bodies and six bogies, of which four of them are shared between two car bodies. In the work package, there has been an effort to look into the implications of these very long wagons in all aspects of freight operation, and this paper focuses on two of these aspects: the gain in payload by using different configurations, and the analysis of the dynamic response of the running gear. The conclusion is that, from vehicle performance point of view, it is worth exploring the possibility of increasing payload by slightly reducing the dynamic behavior of the system, as the twelve-axle vehicle is much more flexible when it comes to modern multimodal transportation. © Civil-Comp Press, 2016.

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2016. Vol. 110
Keyword [en]
Capacity, Capacity4rail, Freight, Increased payload, Vehicle dynamics, Y25 running gear, Automobile bodies, Dynamic response, Multimodal transportation, Railroad cars, Vehicle performance, Running gear, Vehicles
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Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-186754ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84964324682OAI: diva2:928544

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Available from: 2016-05-16 Created: 2016-05-13 Last updated: 2016-09-06Bibliographically approved

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