Title: Determining the influence of an air wave caused by a passing train on the passengers standing at the platform

Authors: Vojkan J. Lucanin; Mirjana A. Puharic; Dragan D. Milkovic; Snezana D. Golubovic; Suzana Lj. Linic

Addresses: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Railway Engineering Department, University of Belgrade, Kraljice Marije 16, 11120 Belgrade 35, Serbia ' Institute Gosa, Center for Engineering Software, Milana Rakica 35, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Railway Engineering Department, University of Belgrade, Kraljice Marije 16, 11120 Belgrade 35, Serbia ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Railway Engineering Department, University of Belgrade, Kraljice Marije 16, 11120 Belgrade 35, Serbia ' Institute Gosa, Center for Engineering Software, Milana Rakica 35, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Abstract: This paper presents the results of research on the influence of an air wave, caused by a passing train on a person standing on the station platform. The tests were conducted in a real environment, at a railroad, on a doll and in a subsonic wind tunnel, on a 1 : 20 scale model of a high speed passenger train. Also, simulations of airflow, induced under the same conditions, were performed using the Fluent software tool. At the end, the stability of a female with predefined biomechanical characteristics, exposed to an aerodynamic shock while standing on the platform, was estimated.

Keywords: freight trains; passenger trains; station environment; platforms; air waves; passenger safety; train speed; females; biomechanics; aerodynamic shock; railways; airflow; CFD; computational fluid dynamics; passing trains; waiting passengers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2012.047918

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2012 Vol.19 No.3, pp.299 - 313

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 14 Jul 2012 *

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