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Transport Problems

Silesian University of Technology

Subject: Economics , Transportation , Transportation Science & Technology


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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 3 (September 2019) > List of articles


Dmitry POGORELOV / Alexander RODIKOV / Roman KOVALEV *

Keywords : multibody dynamics; parallel computations; co-simulation; railway research

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 14, Issue 3, Pages 163-175, DOI:

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Received Date : 10-May-2018 / Accepted: 05-September-2019 / Published Online: 04-November-2019



Parallel computations speed up simulation of multibody system dynamics, in particular, dynamics of railway vehicles and trains. It is important for reduction of required time at the stage of new railway vehicle design, for increase of complexity of studied problems and for real-time applications. We consider realization of parallel computations in Universal Mechanism software in three different areas: simulation of rail vehicle and train dynamics, evaluation of wheel profile wear and multi-variant computations. The use of clusters for parallel running of multi-variant computations is illustrated. Co-simulation based on the interface between Universal Mechanism and Matlab/Simulink and other software tools is discussed.

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