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This is the more traditional market for dynamics analysis where simulation can be used at various stages in the design process to develop, evaluate and refine vehicle designs:
Simulations can also be useful to tackle vehicle dynamics problems encountered “in-service” or where vehicles need to be modified or refurbished.
Particular markets also have specific applications. For example, the ability of locomotives to steer effectively minimises wheel wear whilst maximising the amount of effort available for traction and braking. Modelling curving performance can extend both track life and wheel life while ensuring that maximum tractive effort is achieved.