Background and activities
Petter is currently employed as a postdoctoral researcher in the structural dynamics group at the Department of Structural Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU. His main task is to investigate the structural dynamics of railway catenary systems and the pantograph-catenary interaction. This is in continuation of his PhD thesis. His research activity includes both numerical analyses and field studies.
Petter’s research interest include: structural dynamics, dynamics of railway catenary systems, structural monitoring, operational modal analysis, finite element modelling, amongst others.
Petter's main objectives are to increase the knowledge about the dynamic behaviour of the pantograph-catenary interaction and to optimize parameters for a better performance of the interaction.
Train running past the Vålåsjø station on the Dovre railway line, Norway. Photograph by NTNU/Petter Nåvik An numerical train passage displaying the contact forces between the contact wire and the pan heads.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2017) Variation in predicting pantograph–catenary interaction contact forces, numerical simulations and field measurements. Vehicle System Dynamics. vol. 55 (9).
- (2016) A wireless railway catenary structural monitoring system: Full-scale case study. Case Studies in Structural Engineering. vol. 6.
- (2016) Identification of system damping in railway catenary wire systems from full-scale measurements. Engineering structures. vol. 113.
- (2016) The use of dynamic response to evaluate and improve the optimization of existing soft railway catenary systems for higher speeds. Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part F, journal of rail and rapid transit. vol. 230 (4).
- (2015) Dynamic assessment of existing soft catenary systems using modal analysis to explore higher train velocities: a case study of a Norwegian contact line system. Vehicle System Dynamics. vol. 53 (6).
Part of book/report
- (2016) Close Range Photogrammetry for Measuring the Response of a Railway Catenary System. PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE.
- (2016) Estimating the Damping of Existing Railway Catenary Sections from Full-Scale Measurements. PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE.
- (2016) Wireless Monitoring of the Dynamic Behavior of Railway Catenary Systems. Structural Health Monitoring, Damage Detection & Mechatronics, Volume 7.
- (2016) Exploring Dynamic Behaviour of Soft Catenaries subject to Regular Loading using Full Scale Measurements. PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE.
- (2015) Uplift-Monitoring for Dynamic Assessment of Electrical Railway Contact Lines. Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2: Proceedings of the 33rd IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2015.
- (2014) Dynamic Optimization of an Existing Catenary System when Exceeding Design Speed. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE.
- (2014) Dynamic behaviour of an existing railway catenary system for extreme low passage at exceeding design velocities. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2014.
- (2014) Dynamic Assessment of a Norwegian Contact Line: Exploring Higher Speed in Sharp Curves. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE.
- (2014) Dynamic implications for higher speed in sharp curves of an existing Norwegian overhead contact line system for electric railways. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2014.
- (2016) Dynamic behaviour of existing and new railway catenary systems under Norwegian conditions. 2016. ISBN 978-82-326-1935-1. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (298).