Rollingstock Performance

The Institute of Railway Technology has substantial expertise in the area of rollingstock performance, from comprehensive engineering programs to dynamic simulation modelling, laboratory testing, in-service monitoring, data analysis and expert interpretation. The highly reliable instrumented ore car (IOC) platform has further extended IRT's capability in terms of improved rollingstock performance, by providing critical data on the dynamic performance of rollingstock and components.

Key areas of expertise include:

  • Wagon and component testing and standards validation
  • Structural and dynamic modelling
  • Longitudinal train dynamics monitoring
  • In-service structural and dynamic monitoring
  • Vehicle stability and ride quality assessment
  • Wayside monitoring of vehicle performance
  • Maintenance program validation