Expert Engineering Analysis Services For The Rail Industry

TriVista provide expert engineering analysis services for the Rail Industry

The number of UK rail journeys has significantly risen over the last twenty years and increased demand exists for higher punctuality and reliability. In response, the rail industry has made greater investment in both rolling stock and track improvements. Rail manufacturers are developing railcars, trams, metros, road-rail vehicles and locomotives to be cleaner, more comfortable, have a higher reliability and be more environmentally friendly to provide the rail operators with improved technology to meet these demands. There is also an increasing interest in high speed train development.

TriVista provides engineering analysis services to the rail industry and its supply chain to either meet published industrial standards or satisfy customers’ internal criteria. Our rail supplier and manufacturer clients benefit from our extensive simulation experience and understanding of rail compliance testing and statutory requirements. There are a significant number of manufacturer specifications for the rail industry which draw on the following standards that TriVista are experienced in using: BS EN 12663, BS EN 280, RIS 1530 and Eurocode 9.

TriVista uses computational engineering tools such as finite element analysis (FEA) to tackle projects from simple static structural analyses of stresses and strains in single components and large assemblies through to complex multi physics simulations. These computational tools enable development costs and times to be significantly reduced.

Over the years, TriVista has performed a wide range of FE analyses on: structural assessment including vibration, shock & fatigue analyses; thermal analyses; motion analysis and stability evaluation; using FEA as a failure analysis tool in identifying the cause of failure; natural frequency (modal) analyses; buckling analyses; examination of contact problems; weight minimization studies and dynamic analyses using measured test data. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analyses have been used for: flow visualisations; reducing aerodynamic drag; investigating aerodynamic loads; evaluating emissions and dirt deposition. Advanced analyses have also been performed involving coupling FEA and CFD analysis codes for fluid-structural interaction (FSI) to evaluate sloshing in rail fuel tanks.

TriVista has performed analyses on various installed rail equipment including: fan and ventilation systems; fuel tanks; road rail vehicles; chassis and under frame equipment and bogies.

TriVista uses the market leading ANSYS software tools. If you would like to know more please feel free to call or email (contact details below). Our experienced engineers will be happy to advise you, without obligation. Alternatively, you may prefer to use our simple enquiry form.