JSME International Journal Series B Fluids and Thermal Engineering
Online ISSN : 1347-5371
Print ISSN : 1340-8054
ISSN-L : 1340-8054
Numerical Study of Unsteady Flowfield Around High Speed Trains Passing by Each Other
Jaeho HWANGTae-Seok YOONDong-ho LEESoo-gab LEE
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2001 Volume 44 Issue 3 Pages 451-464


In order to study unsteady flowfield around high speed trains passing by each other, a three-dimensional inviscid numerical method based on three types of domain decomposition techniques is developed. Roe’s FDS scheme is used for the space discretization, and LU-SGS method is adopted for the time integration. After validation of the code to a single track train/tunnel interaction problems with three dimensional tunnel configuration, the numerical simulations of the trains passing by on the double-track are performed for the 5 different cases using 3 basic parameters; e.g. nose shape, existence of tunnel, and train length. After the parametric study, variational parametric studies are carried out to understand the effects of the velocity of the train, the gap between the train and the blockage ratio. Firstly, train/tunnel interaction problems for double track railway system are investigated and aerodynamics loads histories during the crossing events—train/train interaction problem—are presented and discussed.

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