Implementing railway vehicle dynamics simulation in general-purpose multibody simulation software packages

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Authors: Tang, Z., Yuan, X., Xie, X., Jiang, J. and Zhang, J.

Journal: Advances in Engineering Software

Volume: 131

Pages: 153-165

eISSN: 1873-5339

ISSN: 0965-9978

DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2018.12.003

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd In terms of simulation efficiency, modelling and visualization, general-purpose multibody simulation (GPMBS) software packages have a lot of inherent advantages compared with specialized railway vehicle dynamics simulation software packages. However, their application is limited due to the absence of specialized force elements and contact models, and thus cannot be directly employed for railway vehicle dynamics simulation. To deal with this issue, this paper proposes a novel framework to use GPMBS software packages to simulate the dynamic behavior of the railway vehicle. This framework contains a loose coupling method, a sub-mechanism feature and a top-down modelling method and allows users to take full advantage of the advanced functionalities of the GPMBS software packages to improve the efficiency of railway vehicle dynamics simulation. The feasibility of this framework is verified by integrating extensions for two representative GPMBS software packages. In addition, the two comparisons between the self-developed extensions (for LMS Virtual.Lab Motion and Unity3D) and the widely used specialized railway vehicle dynamics simulation software (Simpack and Universal Mechanism), further confirm the validity of the framework.

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Authors: Tang, Z., Yuan, X., Xie, X., Jiang, J. and Zhang, J.

Journal: ADVANCES IN ENGINEERING SOFTWARE

Volume: 131

Pages: 153-165

eISSN: 1873-5339

ISSN: 0965-9978

DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2018.12.003

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