VNICTT team contributes to international Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics

A team of authors from the All-Union Research and Development Centre for Transportation Technology (VNICTT, a subsidiary of the UWC group) has contributed to the Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics alongside international and Russian experts. The Handbook will arrive on bookshelves in 2020, and is already available to order on the website of the CRC Press publisher.

This is the second updated and revised edition of the Handbook, which was originally published in 2006. The first edition of the Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics is regularly used as a reference material by the global scientific community and is highly cited.

The group of authors who worked on the second edition of the Handbook included the following members of VNICTT team: Executive Director at VNICTT and Deputy CEO for Strategy and Product at UWC Anna Orlova; research employees from the department for comprehensive studies into bogie and track interaction Ekaterina Rudakova and Artem Gusev; and design engineer at the department of bogie design Veronika Fedorova.

The Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics is a modern guide to the designs, calculation methods, and tests used for rolling stock in railway transport, with the special attention on the dynamic behaviour when moving on railway track. An overview of the designs of the freight and passenger car bodies compiled by Russian experts is presented in chapter three, with descriptions and analyses of bogies, coupling and automatic coupling devices, and braking equipment of various types. Chapter six contains a description of the key components of spring suspensions of bogies, as well as mathematical models describing their operation and examples of solutions to applied problems arising in the design of these components.

Anna Orlova, Executive Director at VNICTT and Deputy CEO for Strategy and Product at UWC: “The first edition of the handbook proved to be highly successful as a tool for scientific and educational organizations in the railway transport industry abroad. The Handbook has been significantly expanded for its second edition, and includes chapters with modern maglev technologies, applications of active elements for controlling bogie dynamic performance, and latest issues related to aerodynamics and noise. On our part, we have set ourselves the target of showcasing the successes of Russian R&D in developing and optimizing non-self-propelled rolling stock designs.”