Multibody Computational Tool for the Dynamic Analysis of Vehicle–Track Interaction

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The importance of modelling and simulation has recently increased in the field of railway systems. The necessity for design, analysis and performance evaluation of the railway systems requires the use of advanced computational techniques that use fully nonlinear formulations which permit accurate modelling through capturing significant details of these systems. The paper presents a comprehensive computational approach employed in flexible simulation tool for the dynamic analysis of vehicle–track interaction based on multibody formulations. The novel numerical approach in the presented paper enables the study of different configurations of railway vehicles and various track combinations. The presented simulation tool was verified for the analysis of the Manchester Benchmark, and the results were compared with those obtained using different commercial simulation packages. The main objective of the comparison was to test and validate the implemented computational approach and the developed simulation tool to check its reliability and flexibility in the dynamic analysis of different railway systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Rail Transport
EditorsAnna Fraszczyk, Marin Marinov
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-78544-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-78543-1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mobility
ISSN (Print)2196-5544
ISSN (Electronic)2196-5552

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature.


  • Modelling and simulation
  • Multibody systems
  • Railway dynamics
  • Wheel–rail contact

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Transportation


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