Technical Reports

Validation of the Train Energy and Dynamics Simulator (TEDS)

  • 23
  • Jan
  • 2015
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-32
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-15/01
KEYWORDS: Air brake; Coupler forces; Draft gear; Dynamic braking; ECP braking; End of car cushioning; Slack action; Stopping distance; Tractive effort; Train dynamics validation; Train operation; TEDS; Validation of the Train Energy and Dynamics Simulator
ABSTRACT: FRA has developed Train Energy and Dynamics Simulator (TEDS) based upon a longitudinal train dynamics and operations simulation model which allows users to conduct safety and risk evaluations, incident investigations, studies of train operations, ride quality evaluations, and evaluations of current equipment and new equipment designs.

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