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Passenger Comfort for the Next Generation Train: Excellent Comfort

Winter, Joachim and Windemut, Ivan and Kevlishvili, Nina and Schmeling, Daniel and Maier, Julia (2016) Passenger Comfort for the Next Generation Train: Excellent Comfort. In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, p. 194. Civil-Comp Press. Third International Conference on Railway Technology Research, 5.-8. April 2016, Cagliari, Sardinien, Italien. ISBN 978-1-905088-65-2. ISSN 1759-3433.

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Excellent passenger comfort should become a competitive advantage for railways again. For a long time railways lost the alignment to other modes of transport as e.g. automobiles. In the frame of the Next Generation Train (NGT) project plenty of passenger comfort aspects, including operational and interior design, boarding /disembarking and luggage, ride smoothness, vibration, acoustic noise, pressure fluctuation, lighting, and air-conditioning in high-speed trains are addressed. This paper is the first in a series [1,2] giving a comprehensive overview on the passenger comfort activities at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) since 2007. The current paper shortly introduces the NGT high-speed train concept from the passengers’ comfort perspective. Among others it contains passenger guidance to their reserved seats. On arrival at the seat, a feel-comfortable atmosphere should be created. Important components of passenger comfort are factors such as ride smoothness and vibration, pressure fluctuations and acoustic noise. Previous results concerning those features are given and on-going studies on air-conditioning are presented. Based on this experience a holistic solution for passenger comfort is under investigation with the objective of best utilizing the most safe and environmental friendly mode of transport. A description of the specific test environment and the subject trials concerning ventilation and lighting are the content of the next two papers in this series of papers.

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Title:Passenger Comfort for the Next Generation Train: Excellent Comfort
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:April 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 194
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Publisher:Civil-Comp Press
Keywords:passenger, comfort, air-conditioning, lighting, noise, pressure, vibration, ride comfort, ventilation, heating, HVAC ride-comfort, ventilation, heating, HVAC
Event Title:Third International Conference on Railway Technology Research
Event Location:Cagliari, Sardinien, Italien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:5.-8. April 2016
Organizer:Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, Scotland
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Next Generation Train III (old)
Location: Göttingen , Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts
Institute of Aerospace Medicine
Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Fluid Systems
Deposited By: Gaab, Thomas
Deposited On:12 Jul 2016 13:10
Last Modified:10 Oct 2016 15:20

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