Performance based track geometry and the track geometry interaction map

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Proceedings titleProceedings: International Heavy Haul Conference, Specialist Technical Session, Kiruna, Sweden, June 11-13, 2007: High Tech in Heavy Haul
ConferenceInternational Heavy Haul Conference, Specialist Technical Session, June 11 - 13, 2007, Kiruna, Sweden
SubjectTrack safety rule; Vehicle performance; dynamic simulation
AbstractThe Track Geometry Interaction Map (TGIM) is proposed as an effective way to evaluate the impact of multiple track geometry parameters on rail safety. Multi-body dynamics software has been used to simulate vehicle performance over track containing a large number of randomly generated lateral and vertical track geometry combinations. A TGIM based safety threshold is generated that appears to offer both economic and safety advantages over the current FRA track safety standards.
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PublisherInternational Heavy Haul Association
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AffiliationNRC Centre for Surface Transportation Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number23000293
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