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A fast co-simulation approach to vehicle/track interaction with finite element models of S&C

  title={A fast co-simulation approach to vehicle/track interaction with finite element models of S\&C},
  author={Demeng Fan and Michel S{\'e}b{\`e}s and Emmanuel Bourgeois and Hugues Chollet and C{\'e}dric Pozzolini},
Simulations of vehicle/track interaction (VTI) in switches and crossings (S&C) require taking into account the complexity of their geometry. The VTI can be handled via a co-simulation process between a finite element (FE) model of the track and a multibody system (MBS) software. The objective of this paper is to reduce the computing effort in the co-simulation process. In the proposed approach, the VTI problem is solved inside the MBS software to reduce the computational effort in the track… 

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