Train Aerodynamics

  • ID: 4720834
  • Book
  • 300 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Train Aerodynamics: Fundamentals and Applications is the first reference to provide a comprehensive overview of train aerodynamics with full scale data results. With the most up-to-date information on recent advances and the possibilities of improvement in railway facilities, this book will benefit railway engineers, train operators, train manufacturers, infrastructure managers and researchers of train aerodynamics. As the subject of train aerodynamics has evolved slowly over the last few decades with train speeds gradually increasing, and as a result of increasing interest in new train types and high-speed lines, this book provides a timely resource on the topic.

  • Examines the fundamentals and the state-of-the-art of train aerodynamics, beginning with experimental, numerical and analytical tools, and then thoroughly discussing the specific approaches in other sections
  • Features the latest developments and progress in computational aerodynamics and experimental facilities
  • Addresses problems relating to train aerodynamics, from the dimensioning of railway structures and trains, to risk analysis related to safety issues and maintenance
  • Discusses basic flow patterns caused by bridges and embankments
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1. Background and a brief history
2. Experimental, numerical and analytical tools
3. The flow around trains
4. Aerodynamic resistance of trains and shape optimization
5. Loads on trackside structures and people
6. Ballast flight beneath trains
7. Aerodynamic effects on pantographs and overhead wire systems
8. Cross wind effects on trains
9. Pressure transients and sonic booms in tunnels
10. Emerging issues
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Baker, Chris
Professor Baker worked in the Aerodynamics Unit of British Rail Research in Derby, before moving to an academic position in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Chris moved to the University of Birmingham in 1998 as Professor of Environmental Fluid Mechanics in the School of Civil Engineering. His research interests are in vehicle aerodynamics, wind engineering, environmental fluid mechanics and agricultural aerodynamics. From 2003 to 2008, he was Head of Civil Engineering and in 2008 served for a short time as Acting Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. He was the Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education 2005-2014. He is currently undertaking a 3 day a week secondment to the Transport systems Catapult Centre in Milton Keynes, as Science Director.
Johnson, Terry
University of Birmingham / Railway Safety and Standards Board
Flynn, Dominic
Research Fellow - Aerodynamics
Hemida, Hassan
Dr Hemida has more than ten years of experience in both academia and industry, running research projects that involve steady and unsteady simulations of single and multiphase flows. He has a PhD in Trains Aerodynamics and a Licentiate (Diploma) of Engineering in the field of Thermofluids. Although, he has focused much of his work on wind loads on ground vehicles, he has conducted other successful projects that involve multiphase flow, heat transfer, combustion, mass transfer and shape optimization. He has established a strong world-wide reputation in the field of CFD and its application for train aerodynamics. He has been involved in many research projects, looking at slipstream and side-wind forces on trains and buses, sponsored by RRUK, Network Rail, and Swedish agency for academic research (VINNOVA), Scania and Bombardier.
Quinn, Andrew
Dr Quinn moved to the University of Birmingham as RCUK Research Fellow in Civil Engineering in 2005. His research focuses on the interactions between infrastructure, particularly transport systems, renewable energy and extreme weather events/climate change and how these impact on the resilience of communities and services.
Soper, David
Research Fellow - Aerodynamics
Sterling, Mark
Professor Sterling has research interests in Fluid Dynamics, Wind Engineering and Water Engineering. His research in Water Engineering is mainly directed towards understanding and evaluating the conveyance capacity of rivers, while within the field of Wind Engineering he has carved out two distinct areas of research, namely the effect of wind on plants and the effects of extreme wind events. He has been involved in a variety of research council and industrial funded projects, with a research portfolio in excess of £4.5m and has published over 120 journal/conference publications.
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