Riding the Rails of High Speed Train Design - Intelligent Light and FieldView

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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Riding the Rails of High Speed Train Design

High-Speed Train

External airflow simulation of high speed train.


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