With over 30 years of experience in designing, manufacturing and maintaining on-board communication and control systems, Televic Rail is a leading, trusted partner for railway operators and train builders worldwide.
Our Passenger Information Systems and Control Systems are high quality, tailor-made solutions that offer the flexibility, user-friendliness and stability that our clients ask for. Our various types of on-board control systems such as our bogie monitoring systems are innovative yet reliable products which are designed specifically for the railway business.
More and more kinematic and structural modelling is needed in order to support mechatronics system architecture and design validation. The use of simulation tools supporting this activity is imposing because of its complexity. The subject of this topic is to provide an overview of the existing mechanical modelling tools and methods and implement an initial simulation, modelling the movement of a train vehicle on a modeled rail track.
Such modelling and simulation will bring insight w.r.t. the effect that certain defects have on the vibration signature of the train bogie parts:
vibration induced by wheel roundness issues
vibration induced by track problems
torsion induced by track inparallelism
The results of the simulations are of high importance in mechatronics validation engineering since such defects are hard to introduce during test cycles because of cost, safety and complexity.
This study could proceed as follows:
Study on the different modelling techniques
Evaluating the available tools and their possibilities (Matlab, Modelica,...)