The world’s major rail vehicle manufactures trust Altair ProductDesign to keep their business on track. We have worked on High Speed, EMUs, DMUs, Metro and Underground, and have assessed car bodies, bogies, engines, brakes, suspensions and more.

Proof, Abuse, Fatigue & NVH Assessments:
Structural requirements for rail vehicles in accordance with railway group standard. Development of repair catalogues to input into maintenance schedules

Structure Optimization:
Industry leaders, with over a decade of expertise in applying optimization to rail structures (e.g. wheel box, coupling frames, obstacle deflector etc) to achieve optimum weight whilst maintaining structural performance

Crashworthiness Assessment of Structural Design:
Ensuring Required Levels of Crash Performance for all major impact scenarios (e.g. Level crossing, ‘Like to Like’, Impact with locomotive etc)

Crashworthiness Assessment of Interior Layout:
Ensuring injury criteria levels are not exceeded for seated and standing unrestrained occupants (e.g. head impact onto grab pole, car-body saloon partitions)

Advanced Model Building & Assembly:
Using automotive technology (e.g. batch meshing, spot weld / fastener creation) to automatically create high fidelity or rapid concept models of carbody structures

Optimization Center:
Altair has set-up ‘Skill Centers of Excellence’ to focus on weight reduction whilst maintaining performance

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