Understanding the dynamics of railway vehicles, and indeed of the entire vehicle-track system, is critical to ensuring safe and economical operation of modern railways. As the challenges of higher speed and higher loads with very high levels of safety require ever more innovative engineering solutions, better understanding of the technical issues a

chapter 1|4 pages


chapter 2|34 pages

A History of Railway Vehicle Dynamics

chapter 4|36 pages

Wheel–Rail Contact

chapter 5|22 pages

Tribology of the Wheel–Rail Contact

chapter 6|38 pages

Track Issues

chapter 7|28 pages

Gauging Issues

chapter 8|30 pages

Railway Vehicle Derailment and Prevention

chapter 9|40 pages

Longitudinal Train Dynamics

chapter 10|48 pages

Noise and Vibration from Railway Vehicles

chapter 11|32 pages

Active Suspensions

chapter 12|64 pages


chapter 14|50 pages

Roller Rigs

chapter 15|20 pages

Scale Testing