Assessment of the Passenger Ride Comfort for a Coach by Means of Simulation Computations

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The ride comfort for passenger represents an important aspect of a rail vehicle dynamic analysing. The computational software utilisation helps to determine forces and accelerations in various positions through the body of a rail vehicle in order to predict ride properties or evaluate ideas for ride comfort in advance. This article is focused on the dynamic simulation of a rail vehicle running on a real track section. The rail vehicle model creation, computations performance and determination of accelerations badly needed for the ride comfort evaluation is performed in commercial software package.

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