The railways system is, in any country, one of the key columns of the land transport for passengers and goods. The architecture of a national railway structure is a complex system, that includes many interrelated technical disciplines. Such complexity leads to consider Railway engineering as a specialized branch of engineering itself (usually regarded as a post-graduate discipline). The Simulator has been specifically designed to study the fundamentals of train dynamics. The student will be able to test what learnt in theory by modifying different parameters of the system and visualizing the effects on the train dynamics.
Railway traction analysis:
The simulator is a computerized table-top unit (PC not included) with a wide color screen-printed front panel. The supplied software allows visualizing the panel parameters as well as their modification and setting.
Type of train analyzed. Color prints of four different kinds of train (three electrical and one Diesel-Electric), including the main device blocks. The data used for the calculations are supplied by the manufacturers.
Variable parameters can be modified by controls such as potentiometers, selector switches or via software. Example of some variable parameters:
Displayed parameters (results) are calculated by the software and shown on digital displays according to the variable parameters previously set by the user. Example of some displayed parameters:
Alarms and warning lights. LEDs associated with both variable and displayed parameters alert the user when a technical limitation has been reached by the train.
230 Vac 50 Hz single-phase
- 50 VA
|Dimensions||840 x 450 x 660 mm|
PERSONAL COMPUTER – NOT INCLUDED –
THEORETICAL – EXPERIMENTAL HANDBOOK