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Railways 2014
The Second International Conference on
Railway Technology:
Research, Development and Maintenance
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
8-11 April 2014
Advances in Mechanics of High-Speed Trains
organised by
Prof. G. W. Yang,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
and Prof. X. S. Jin,
Southwest Jaiotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P. R. China
Session Aims and Scope
When compared with conventional trains, high-speed trains exhibit distinct mechanical characteristics such as: aerodynamic effects, structural vibration, wheel-rail contact and adhesion mechanism, wheel-rail system dynamics, pantograph-catenary interaction and synthetic features.

This session aims at presenting the recent advances in mechanics of high-speed trains. The works presented and the discussions that are foreseen to emerge will improve the current research level and identify directions for future research.

The session will bring together the experts in different research fields in mechanics and will cover, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Aerodynamics of high-speed trains
  • Train-body structural vibration
  • Wheel-rail contact and adhesion mechanism
  • Wheel-rail system dynamics
  • Pantograph-catenary dynamics
  • Synthetic performance of high-speed trains
For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organisers:
  • Prof. G. W. Yang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences
    P. R. China
    (gwyang AT
  • Prof. X. S. Jin,
    Southwest Jaiotong University
    Chengdu, Sichuan, P. R. China
    (xsjin AT

Please note that papers that are found to fall outside the scope of this session may be considered for other sessions.

Abstract Submission
To submit abstracts for this special session, please follow the normal abstract submission procedure but please select "RW2014-S16" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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