VI-Rail allows to quickly build a complete, parameterized model of a new railway vehicle, easily define its suspension, wheelset, wheel-rail contact, and other vital characteristics.
Running through a battery of simulations, VI-Rail allows to determine the vehicle stability, derailment safety clearance, track load, passenger comfort, and more. The performance of a railway vehicle design can be optimized virtually in the computer, before cutting a single piece of metal or running a single physical test.
Simulation gives users immediate answers to their engineering questions. They quickly see and understand how any kind of design change will affect vehicle performance. VI-Rail is built upon the MSC Software product MSC Adams, widely recognized as the world’s leading mechanical system simulation tool.
VI-Rail users can instantly see the effects of design changes on railcar performance in high-speed animation. They can easily detect component interferences, excessive wear, instability, and performance limitations. Users can also plot key parameters in graphs to compare results from different designs.
Dynamic simulation of wheel-rail contact
Bogie analysis (passenger and freight)
Track loads prediction
Design and simulation of auxiliary equipment
Quickly build, test, and refine railcar designs, exploring many “what-if” alternatives. A user can, for example, change springs with only a few mouse clicks, instead of having to wait for a mechanic to install new springs, as required with physical testing
Easily vary the kinds of analyses being performed. With simulation, there’s no need to modify physical instrumentation, test fixtures, and test procedures
Work in a secure testing environment, without fear of losing critical data to instrument failure