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Solutions for the Rail Industry

Rail-Wheel Interaction

Rail carriage HVAC

Stress, Strain, Fatigue…

Contact, Links, Joints…



Loading, unloading; hopper…

Next-generation / Hyperloop

Signalling, software certification

Simulation tools in rail industry

Optimising heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) of train carriages

Regulations and customer demands put pressure on rail designers to deliver passenger coaches with comfortable climates. In the past, Siemens engineers spent about four months testing passenger coaches in a climate wind tunnel to validate the design of the heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system. Now they use ANSYS Fluent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to validate the design before building the first coach to reduce the testing time and cost by up to 50 percent. Read more

Exploded Train Carriage Model

Hyperloop capsule aerodynamics

First proposed by the visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk, the hyperloop is a revolutionary high-speed mass transit system that will transport goods and people between cities at close to the speed of sound while seated in capsules that run inside long tubelines.

Before investing in massively expensive prototypes and test tracks, advanced engineering simulation software from ANSYS can precisely predict what will work and what will not, by letting engineers examine the physics of the hyperloop with real details, all inside a computer.

Overloading of a train bogie on a railway track

Material Handling

vVentilatiln of giant railway tunnels

Ventilating giant railway tunnels

When designing a railroad tunnel, the ventilation system is a critical component. The ventilation units themselves consist of longitudinal jet fans that are placed at several positions along the tunnel.

Traditionally, 1-D or 2-D simulations have been satisfactory to predict the average pressure correctly inside the tunnel. Only by means of a complete 3-D simulation, though, is it possible to obtain an accurate estimate of the velocity components, magnitude and their distribution in the tunnel sections in order to allow for accurate fan sizing. Read more

Preventing traction problems in extreme weather

Simulation helps prevent traction problems for rail travel during extreme weather conditions. Read more

Velocity through traction component hardware
ANSYS SCADE for Rail applications

Model-based software development environment

Model-based development in the railway domain: Interlocking systems comprise thousands of controlled elements with life cycles lasting 30 years. For their design, Siemens decided on the SCADE Suite model-based development environment. Read more

ANSYS in Ground Transportation – Knorr Bremse

Knorr-Bremse is searching for new and innovative measures to improve the safety of trains, including advanced braking systems.

The company uses ANSYS structural mechanics simulation in conjunction with HPC for a wide variety of application including strength analysis of brake units, static and dynamic analysis of brake control units, fatigue analysis of multi-bolted joints and topology optimization of the parts of brake units.

ANSYS Simulation solutions for ground Transportation

“ANSYS tools help us improve the quality of our products, ensure the
satisfaction of our customers and be competitive in the market.” – Knorr-Bremse

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