Riding the Rails of High Speed Train Design


High-Speed Train



Railways were the first form of mass transportation on land, but today’s high speed trains bear little resemblance to those early iron giants. High-speed trains now compete with airlines for regional travel, putting additional emphasis on reliability and efficient operation. In an industry known for innovation, understanding the complex CFD characteristics of a new design is critical to achieving goals in speed, passenger comfort, and noise reduction.

  • External aerodynamics
  • Aeroacoustics / noise reduction
  • HVAC – passenger comfort

High-speed rail manufacturers around the world, including JR East in Japan, makers of the famous ‘Bullet Trains,’ rely on FieldView for CFD post-processing. Offering unprecedented speed, performance, and productivity, FieldView can help you create a highly productive, agile and reliable CFD workflow that gets you from volumes of data to informed decisions fast.

Take advantage of FieldView’s powerfully productive data management techniques to create extract databases (XDBs) that significantly reduce analysis time and storage requirements. FieldView’s simple, flexible automation tools help you tackle repetitive tasks, generate reports, and embed best practices for maximum efficiency.

FieldView’s advanced visualization tools bring your designs to vivid life for in-depth interrogation. Creating compelling images, animations, and presentations is nearly effortless.

Readily scalable to seamlessly handle datasets of any size, even billions of nodes, FieldView leverages today’s HPC resources whether on a desktop, cluster, or the cloud. Run multiple cases concurrently using batch processing or scale up with parallel processing to increase capacity and throughput, and reduce turnaround time.

Intelligent Light surrounds FieldView with a full complement of services: from training to software customization. And through our Applied Research Group, our advanced CFD practice, Intelligent Light clients can access leading CFD experts in their domain for a full range of CFD projects, support and counsel.

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High-Speed Train

External airflow simulation of high speed train.


“I tend to do things with acoustics that other people don’t routinely do. Intelligent Light really understands the structure of flow data, which makes FieldView’s user interface particularly helpful; the data can be easily manipulated in a context that’s familiar to us. I find FieldView is absolutely the best product when you just want to work with the data, interrogate it, and get the job done. There’s nothing that comes close to FieldView for helping you do that.”

Dr. Kenneth S. Brentner, professor of Aerospace Engineering, Penn State University

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