A numerical study on water spray from wheel of high-speed train
Journal article, 2020

The influence of water spray from wheels on the ice accumulation in the bogie regions of high-speed train has been studied using the coupling numerical methods of improved delayed detached eddy simulation (IDDES) and Lagrangian Model. The rotation of the wheels was simulated using the moving overset grid technique. The flow field, spatial distribution and surface distribution of droplets on the bogies have been analysed to identify the effect of various speed on the movement of droplets. The results show that the inlet speed between 160 km/h and 250 km/h will lead to the most severe influence on water spray from wheel in the whole bogie regions. A large amount of water droplets gathering on the surface of the bogies and bogie cavities is likely to cause severe ice accretion. The influence of water spray for high-speed train decreases rapidly at the speed of 300 km/h and changes a little as the speed continues to increase. Among all the components of the bogie, the brake clamp is most affected by droplets. Furthermore, the droplets were found to have a severe effect on the draft sill and air spring.

Improved delayed detached eddy simulation (IDDES)

Droplets movement

High-speed train

Lagrangian model

Overset grids


Mingyang Liu

Central South University

Jiabin Wang

Central South University

Huifen Zhu

Central South University

Sinisa Krajnovic

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Fluid Dynamics

Yan Zhang

Central South University

Guangjun Gao

Central South University

Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics

0167-6105 (ISSN)

Vol. 197 104086

Subject Categories

Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources



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