Weight Data Tool by TGM Lightweight Solutions GmbH
Manage and Forecast Vehicle Weight to Derive the Best Configuration for your Project
The Weight Data Tool maps the whole weight management for vehicles with multiple articulations and is mostly used for light rail vehicle projects. All key processes from project initiation such as early-phase design and bid support, project execution especially risk management and load calculation, project steering, and tracking of key performance indicators as well as reporting are integrated to streamline your vehicle development process.
Vehicle models can be derived from existing projects or built up with help of the component library. With the calculation functions, WDT shows the mass properties and computes based on a fully parameterized 3D finite-element algorithm, the loads on axles, wheels, and bogies as well as joint forces and secondary suspension loads for vehicles. It can also be used to calculate the lifting scenarios and deliver input for stiffness simulations.
All different variants are managed and compared within the tool. It provides the predicted mass, center of gravity distributions, and moments of inertia and takes tolerances and risk management into account creating a better forecast of the vehicle's weight.
All results are shown in various dashboards within the tool allowing to track the development of specific values over time. Individually designed reports from this data can be created automatically and exported.