"The level of user support for VAMPIRE is always excellent and the help we have had over the last week has ensured we can keep our current project moving along at a good pace." Julian Stow, MMU, UK
Vehicle dynamics software has traditionally been used to address vehicle dynamics issues. But modern software packages such as VAMPIRE® Pro have a wealth of applications relating directly to the design & management of railway infrastructure:
In the UK, simulation has been an effective tool for developing and enhancing the UK’s vehicle acceptance standards for derailment, to design switches that will work with significantly higher axle loads, whilst providing enhanced maintainability and increased life and to predict wear rates and the development of Rolling Contact Fatigue in both wheels or rails.
Dynamics can help infrastructure owners to maximise track life and help to manage the cost of infrastructure maintenance in a number of ways such as: