Driving a 2,200t freight train safely down the Brenner Pass


Customer: Rail Traction Company SPA, Italy

Customer benefit

  • More suitable configurations have been proposed.
  • Propositions lead to cost savings.
  • Development of a more realistic model for the buffers and draw gears.
  • Quasi-static curve negotiation can be simulated more accurately.

Project tasks

  • Multi-body simulations of a freight train
  • Emergency brake application in a downhill slope of 22.5 ‰
  • Passing of a narrow switch under maximum traction
  • Determination of maximum draw gear and buffer forces
  • Monitoring of limit values
  Fact sheet
RAMS   Mechanical engineering

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