Large eddy simulation of a tornado flow around a train
Book chapter, 2019

A tornado is a destructive rotating column of air extending from a cloud to the ground. It may kill people and damage property. Also there are possibilities of derailment of trains. Some train-turnover accidents are suspected to have been caused by tornadoes in Japan. For instance, a train of the JR Uestu line was overturned by a gust in 2005. According to the accident analysis, a tornado or downburst probably generated the gust (Aircraft and railway accidents investigation commission: Railway accident analysis report RA2008 -4 (2008), (in Japanese), [1]). In 2006, a train of the JR Nippo line was overturned by a tornado (Aircraft and railway accidents investigation commission: Railway accident analysis report RA2008 -6 (2008), (in Japanese), [2]).

simulation

railway

tornado

Author

K. Obara

Meijo University

Sinisa Krajnovic

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Fluid Dynamics

Guglielmo Minelli

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Fluid Dynamics

Branislav Basara

AVL

Nobuyuki Okura

Meijo University

Masahiro Suzuki

Meijo University

ERCOFTAC Series 25

587-593

Subject Categories

Infrastructure Engineering

Applied Psychology

Vehicle Engineering

DOI

10.1007/978-3-030-04915-7_77

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