DigitalTrains™ allows users to create, customize, and analyse the performance of various fixed and sliding buffer stops that prevent trains from running off the track. These safety devices are crucial in stations and maintenance depots and depend on the train’s crash energy management system and the buffer stop’s energy absorption features.
DigitalTrains™ can simulate the performance of fixed stops or sliding friction stops equipped with hydraulic buffers or rubber absorbers. The platform can also suggest sliding force or distance for sliding stops and optimise fixed or sliding hydraulic buffer stop performance.
Users can access pre-loaded buffer stop templates for different ranges and design buffer stops suitable for specific trains or based on the train’s mass.
Sliding buffer stop design parameters include impact speed, sliding force, and sliding distance. Users can adjust these parameters while constraining one and calculating another. Additional parameters, such as the number of friction shoe pairs, energy to absorb, and energy capacity, can also be adjusted.
2D & 3D VISUALISATION
Users can view 2D drawings and 3D models of configured buffer stops that automatically update based on the set parameters, providing a clear understanding of the slide distance and average deceleration.
By selecting trains and buffer stops from libraries, users can perform buffer stop impact simulations at various speeds and compare results across different scenarios.
Comprehensive graphical results and 3D visualisations allow users to analyse buffer stop, train interface, and impact point data, as well as observe the impact’s effect on all components.