Virtual Vehicle

Vehicle Dynamics - Rail Applications

Relevant aspects of the railway system


To further develop the railway system as a whole, it is necessary to deepen the  knowledge in each area of expertise. Therefore we tackle elastic vehicle components for structural dynamics, creep-force characteristic models for vehicle dynamics or superstructure models for track short-time dynamics.

The knowledge of vehicle, track and it’s interaction enables the successful description and assessment of the long-term behaviour such as rolling contact fatigue and wear as well as of track position and level changes. This results in knowledge-based strategies for the optimised development of vehicle, track and maintenance.