Vehicle dynamics and vehicle-track interaction

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Understand the dynamics of railway vehicles to improve safety, comfort and asset life.

This one-day workshop equips you with a general understanding of vehicle dynamics and its importance in vehicle safety, ride comfort, infrastructure damage and economic asset life.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for recent graduates moving into traction and rolling stock; non-traction and rolling stock engineers moving into new roles within traction and rolling stock; production and engineering managers new to the industry; infrastructure and asset managers; accident investigators; and design and maintenance traction and rolling stock engineers wanting to learn or refresh in specific traction and rolling stock discipline.

How will I benefit?

    After attending this course you will be able to: 

  • Understand the principles of vehicle dynamic behaviour 
  • State the key functional and interface requirements required of running gear and   suspensions 
  • Recognise the factors affecting vehicle dynamic behaviour and safety 
  • Understand how vehicle track interaction leads to degradation of both vehicle and track components and how these can lead to accidents 
  • Have an appreciation of vehicle dynamics modelling and testing
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Wide subject matter covered, very well delivered

David Burton - Eurostar

Key topics

• Basic concepts
• Vehicle track interaction
• Vehicle influences
• Functional interface requirements and standards
• Vehicle testing
• Modelling

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’

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Available dates for Vehicle dynamics and vehicle-track interaction

1 day course

19 Mar 2018
29 Oct 2018

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