2020 Volume 61 Issue 2 Pages 86-89
Railways are composed of overhead contact lines, vehicles, tracks and structures, and display a complex dynamic behavior as a result of interactions between these components. The Railway Dynamics Division of RTRI covers all areas related to the dynamic aspects of these railway components, and carries out R&D aimed at improving the safety and maintainability of the railways. The main mission of this division, is to develop railway simulators using advanced numerical simulation techniques and high performance computing. This paper introduces the latest R&D on numerical simulation techniques in railway dynamics.