Efficient computation of the pressures developed during high-speed train passing eventsLutz Karl HeinzHermannsauthorJ.Germán GiménezauthorEnriqueAlarcón ÁlvarezauthorThe paper resumes the results obtained applying various implementations of the direct boundary element method (BEM) to the solution of the Laplace Equation governing the potential flow problem during everyday service manoeuvres of high-speed trains. In particular the results of train passing events at three different speed combinations are presented. Some recommendations are given in order to reduce calculation times which as is demonstrated can be cut down to not exceed reasonable limits even when using nowadays office PCs. Thus the method is shown to be a very valuable tool for the design engineer.Industrial EngineeringTransport2005-04ElsevierArticle