Chaos and its Role in Design and Simulation of Railway Vehicles.

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    First certain important properties of nonlinear problems are discussed. Thenthe concept of chaos is described. It can only appear in nonlinear systemsand it is very common in the real world. Certain characteristic features ofdeterministic chaos and in relation hereto tests for the existence of chaos indynamical systems are presented.\ Next the relevance of chaos for railwaydynamics is discussed and examples of chaotic oscillations in railwaydynamical model are shown, whereby the distinction between a chaoticattractor and transient chaos is introduces. Some causes of chaos in railwaytechnology are discussed. Finally the effects of chaos on field tests andnumerical simulations are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSamverkan fordon - bana
    Place of PublicationLinköping
    PublisherVaeg- och transportforskningsinstitutet
    Publication date1996
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    EventVTI Konferens 6 - Linkoeping, Sweden
    Duration: 18 Apr 199619 Apr 1996


    ConferenceVTI Konferens 6

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