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On the Influence of Track Excitations, Horizontal Curvature and Longitudinal Velocity on the Ride Comfort of Trams

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In this study the influence of track excitations, horizontal curvature and longitudinal velocity on the ride comfort in trams is analysed using the continuous comfort method according to EN 12299. The main effect on the ride comfort in the light rail operation is the track layout. All serious values for discomfort were observed in sections with a high horizontal curvature. Track excitations increase the band width and overall magnitude of discomfort but seem to be negligible in tram operation.

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  • Ride comfort
  • Track excitations
  • Horizontal curvature
  • Longitudinal velocity
  • Multi-body simulation

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Bettinger, T., Schönhuber, P., Schindler, C. (2020). On the Influence of Track Excitations, Horizontal Curvature and Longitudinal Velocity on the Ride Comfort of Trams. In: Klomp, M., Bruzelius, F., Nielsen, J., Hillemyr, A. (eds) Advances in Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks. IAVSD 2019. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38077-9_111

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