Multibody simulation benchmark for dynamic vehicle-track interaction in switches and crossings: modelling description and simulation tasks
Journal article, 2023

This paper presents the final description for the S&C Benchmark that was launched at the IAVSD 2019 conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden and completed by eighteen participants by the end of 2020. The purpose of this paper is to allow for the replication of the Benchmark exercise after publication for those who wish to do so in the future, and it includes a link to the repository containing all necessary input data. The original task description, including a description of the Benchmark submission, is presented in full. The results from the Benchmark are available in [Bezin Y, Pålsson BA, Kik W, et al. Multibody simulation Benchmark for dynamic vehicle-track interaction in switches and crossings: results and method statements. Submitted to VSD, 2021].

Multibody systems

rail–wheel interaction

track-vehicle interaction

track models

railway systems


Yann Bezin

University of Huddersfield

Björn Pålsson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Dynamics

Vehicle System Dynamics

0042-3114 (ISSN) 1744-5159 (eISSN)

Vol. 61 3 644-659

Subject Categories

Other Computer and Information Science

Applied Psychology

Vehicle Engineering



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