Simulation of static and dynamic loads on rail vehicles

Simulation of typical static and dynamic loads from operation, e.g. for computational proof of service life and for evaluating driving comfort.

Fields of application

  • Requirements management
  • Product design and optimisation
  • Computational qualification
  • Integrity management
  • Digitalisation


  • Development of design and qualification concepts
  • Virtual load data determination based on multi-body simulation and the use of AI
  • Computational fatigue analyses
  • Load data analyses and generation of damage-equivalent test signals (test time reduction, random vibration testing...)
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Structural health monitoring using model- and data-based approaches (Digital Twin & AI) incl. dashboards

Tools used

  • CAD: Catia V5, SolidWorks, Creo
  • FEM modelling: Hyperworks/Hypermesh, ANSA, Medina
  • FEM-Solver: Abaqus, Nastran, ANSYS, Optistruct, LS-Dyna
  • Foot and mouth disease solver: Adams, RecurDyn
  • CFD: OpenFoam
  • Strength assessment: nCode, FEMFAT
  • Programming languages: Fortran, Java, C++, LabView, Unity 3D
  • Script languages: Python, Matlab/Simulink