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A train model in the simulation facility



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A train model in the simulation facility
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Two new research facilities at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Göttingen are involved in developing the aerodynamically optimum shape for future rail vehicles. Globally unique, the new tunnel simulation facility visible in the picture above, enables the ride characteristics of high-speed trains to be tested with hitherto unachievable standards of realism. Scientists can investigate the ride characteristics of scale-model trains at speeds of up to 400 kilometres per hour.
Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)