System Requirements


The following Operation Systems are supported:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7 (administrator rights required)

Minimim hardware requirements:

  • Processor 800 MHz (recommended: 1300 MHz or faster)
  • 256 MB RAM (recommended: 1024 MB RAM or more )
  • 50 MB free disk space

Product Description

A uniform quality-assuring program for calculating braking paths and corresponding braking data has been developed for the rolling stock branch when it comes to rating the braking systems of new rolling stock and assessing existing vehicles under changed general conditions. Development of the program was based on close cooperation between mobility service provider experts, rolling stock manufacturers and the manufacturers of braking systems.

The development was accompanied by experts from Railway Undertakings, train and brake component manufacturers within a close cooperation.

The rating method still broadly used in previous programs based on empirical defaults and mean values is no longer capable of coping with future requirements. Here TrainBraC offers new perspectives in brake calculation, particularly for complex modern trainset concepts. It can be used to define a large number of parameters such as time, speed, loading level and much more besides, thus permitting complex, physical vehicle configurations in terms of the braking system. This has been achieved primarily by the development of generic program structures.

Throughout the process, attention has been paid to using algorithms in compliance with the standards. The explicit numerical time step method calculates the solution of the equation of motion regardless of model complexity and even copes with jump functions in a fast, stable and accurate manner.

All inputs and outputs are visualised in clear tree structures. Documentation is automated and can be configured by the user. However all computed results may be exported for subsequent use.

A multilingual approach was consequently followed. In the base installation the two languages english and german are already imlemented. Users can implementd also additional languages by their own.  

Cooperation between many different areas of the rolling stock branch has resulted in a clearly structered user interface, despite the widely differing and partly complex requirements. Even so, TrainBraC is an expert system and corresponding training is required to ensure efficient, correct use of the software. Nor is the user released from his responsibility for checking the adequacy of his inputs and making the right conclusions from the results of the calculations.

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