UK: Gauging and clearance assessment specialist D/Gauge now offers in-house dynamic vehicle modelling services using SNC-Lavalin’s Vampire Pro software.

Detailed bogie and vehicle data is used to understand vehicle motion and assess safety, clearances and risks in real-life scenarios.

D/Gauge said sourcing dynamic vehicle modelling services and gauging consultancy from one provider would speed up project timelines, maximise efficiency and capitalise on its extensive vehicle knowledge.

‘Using up-to-date vehicle models has been proven to provide more confidence in project outcomes and analysis’, said D/Gauge Rolling Stock Lead Ryan Wareing. ‘The use of historic techniques meant that vehicles were overly conservative and with these newer techniques we don’t have to add conservative calculations in to cover unknowns, because we can do things correctly.’