Dynamic behaviour and running-gear measurements have to be performed in accordance with TSI Loc&Pas and EN14363. The tests described in EN14363 are related to derailment / safety and running behaviour.
Depending on the characteristics of the vehicle, it may be necessary to measure the following aspects:
- Forces (wheel/rail and H-forces)
- Accelerations (car body and bogie).
If it is only required to measure accelerations, we will perform these tests using a measurement platform that we have specifically developed for testing in the rail environment.
If forces also need to be measured, we work closely with another test institute to instrument the wheelsets.
For more information, please contact our Measurements and Testing team: railEurope@ricardo.com