Article | Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany | DyMoRail: A Modelica Library for modelling railway buffers

Title:
DyMoRail: A Modelica Library for modelling railway buffers
Author:
Elisabeth Dumont: Zentrum für angewandte Mathematik und Physik, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Switzerland Werner Maurer: Zentrum für angewandte Mathematik und Physik, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Switzerland
DOI:
10.3384/ecp12076691
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Year:
2012
Conference:
Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany
Issue:
076
Article no.:
070
Pages:
691-696
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-11-19
ISBN:
978-91-7519-826-2
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


This article gives an overview of the DyMoRail library.The aim of this Modelica library is the simulation of longitudinal dynamics of entire railway trains. The DyMoRail library allows an efficient simulation of complete train compositions in various combinations. The library contains different car models; buffers; couplers equipped with both friction and elastomer springs; as well as the center-buffers for multiple units. DyMoRail allows to simulate the entire motion cycle that the buffer undergoes during a collision. The robust programming of the basic models allows for arbitrary combination of buffers; couplers and destruction tubes. Different modelling techniques (SIMULINK; STELLA) have been explored. Since the modular structure of Modelica allows fast and simple exchange of rolling stock and different types of couplers and buffers; it was decided to build this library in Modelica. This simulation environment was successfully used by Schwab Verkehrstechnik AG during the development of their state-of the-art center coupler product family. Within DyMoRail2 we intend to implement further features and improve the modularity and flexibility of the library.

Keywords: library; mechanics; railway

Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Author:
Elisabeth Dumont, Werner Maurer
Title:
DyMoRail: A Modelica Library for modelling railway buffers
DOI:
10.3384/ecp12076691
References:
[1] Maurer W. Puffer nach Mass. Eisenbahn Revue 3; 2003; p.118-119.
[2] MaurerW. Simulationsgest√ľtze Entwicklung von Puffern und D√§mpfern f√ľr Eisenbahnz√ľge. Proceedings of the 18th Symposium on Simulationtechnique ASIM 2005; Erlangen; Germany; ASIM September 12-15 2005.

Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Author:
Elisabeth Dumont, Werner Maurer
Title:
DyMoRail: A Modelica Library for modelling railway buffers
DOI:
10.3384/ecp12076691
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