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Dr. Oldrich Polach - Articles and news items

Dr. Oldrich Polach, Chief Engineer Dynamics, Bombardier Transportation, Business Unit Bogies – Europe

Editorial board / 16 December 2009 /

Dr.-Ing. habil. Oldrich Polach joined railway industry in 1993 after he finished his doctoral thesis and obtained his postdoctoral lecture qualification. Since 2001, he is supervising dynamics specialists in Bombardier Transportation, Division Bogies. He teaches Railway Vehicle Dynamics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich and at the Technical University in Berlin.

Simulations of running dynamics in bogie design and development

Issue 3 2008, Past issues / 28 May 2008 /

Bombardier Transportation develops and produces bogies for a complete range of modern railway vehicles. The calculations and analyses of running dynamics play an indispensable part in the development of these products. This article outlines the usage of computer techniques to investigate vehicle dynamics during the individual product development phases of a project, the typical calculations and the latest challenges on running dynamics, illustrated with examples picked up among Bombardier’s experiences.