Wind loading

With ever increasing demands on commuter train speeds, long-distance commutes and requirements for passenger safety and comfort, wind engineering is playing a significant role in the design and testing of today’s trains.

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Wind loading

Low aerodynamic drag and high stability under cross-wind conditions are essential components in successful design of these high-speed trains. 

Factors such as the amount of tilt or cant deficiency of train and maximum speed are significant parameters defined within the regulations related to safety and passenger comfort for high-speed rail.

Wind engineering has a role to play in cargo too. With bulk transportation by rail returning to many countries, optimising fuel efficiency is an integral part of trains designed to reduce the impact of aerodynamic drag.