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Successful use of comprehensive lightweight construction, the Extended Market Wagon

Winkler-Höhn, Robert and Krüger, David and Gomes Alves, Christian and Schmauder, Nicolai and Laporte, Mathilde and Kopp, Gerhard (2023) Successful use of comprehensive lightweight construction, the Extended Market Wagon. First International Conference on Vehicle Body Engineering, 2023-11-02 - 2023-11-03, Porto, Protugal.

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Abstract

The Extended Market Wagon (EMW) presented in this study is a design concept developed within the FR8RAIL-4 project, which is part of the Shift2Rail IP-5 program, now subsumed into the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking. FR8RAIL-4 focuses on increasing the efficiency of rail freight transportation by employing new technologies and strategies such as new lightweight wagon designs, novel running gear, wagon intelligence and wagon automation in order to deliver goods safely, reliably and cost-efficiently. For the EMW, developed in cooperation with the partners of the Competitive Freight Wagon (CFW) consortium, this means lightweight wagon frame and bogie structures, aerodynamic cladding, advanced onboard telematics, and a modern operating strategy designed to compete with road freight transportation [1]. The challenges addressed in this research primarily relate to the conceptualization and design of a robust yet lightweight innovative wagon structure with an increased payload per train meter that can be implemented using conventional manufacturing methods. This lightweight design must be achieved while balancing the above goals with the necessity for simplicity and low life-cycle-costs. A further goal of the study is to demonstrate the use of the described methods and design in the course of dramatically shortened design cycles and in flexible response to changing requirements. In the FR8RAIL-4 project, several demonstrations are to be implemented, of which the EMW is a part, which deals with technical solutions for these requirements and also challenges. Therefore, the results are to be applied as a technical full-scale demonstrator, in accordance with the EU Annual Work Plan 2020. In addition, the driving dynamics properties of the EMW are also to be tested. The corresponding driving tests were successfully carried out under real conditions on the test track.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/201737/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Successful use of comprehensive lightweight construction, the Extended Market Wagon
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Winkler-Höhn, RobertUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0003-1116-6786150552812
Krüger, DavidUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9885-237XUNSPECIFIED
Gomes Alves, ChristianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0897-6951150552813
Schmauder, NicolaiUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6390-5008150552815
Laporte, MathildeUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4620-3634150552817
Kopp, GerhardUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0839-9696UNSPECIFIED
Date:3 November 2023
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Car body, Tragstruktur, Leichtbau, Shift2Rail, EMW, Extended Market Wagon, FR8RAIL, Runnig gear, Fahrwerk,test, demonstrator, Leichtbau, leightweight
Event Title:First International Conference on Vehicle Body Engineering
Event Location:Porto, Protugal
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:2 November 2023
Event End Date:3 November 2023
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Rail Transport
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V SC Schienenverkehr
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - RoSto - Rolling Stock
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts > Vehicle Architectures and Lightweight Design Concepts
Deposited By: Winkler-Höhn, Robert
Deposited On:12 Jan 2024 14:22
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 21:02

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