Running Performance Analysis of an Articulated Light Rail Vehicle

관절형 경량전철의 주행성능 해석

  • 허신 (한국기계연구원, 신교통기술연구부) ;
  • 박찬경 (한국철도기술연구원, 고속철도연구팀) ;
  • 한형석 (한국기계연구원, 신교통기술연구부) ;
  • 하성도 (한국기계연구원, 신교통기술연구부)
  • Published : 1999.05.01


In this paper, running performance analyses of an articulated light rail vehicle are carried out using VAMPIRE software package. The stability analysis to determine the critical speed and the safety analysis such as derailment coefficients, lateral forces of wheels and reduction of wheel load are carried for the track conditions of straight, transition and curving range to the operating velocity of 40km/h. Also, ride quality is analyzed. As the results of analysis, the safety of light rail vehicle satisfied with the limit values and the ride quality for tare and full load condition was shown to the "not uncomfortable" level in ISO 2631-1 (1997) criteria.