Carriage Directorate of RDSO is actively engaged in the development of new designs / specifications and upgradation / standardization of the existing designs / specifications of passenger coaches and its sub-systems. The main activities of the carriage directorate are:
a) Develop key drawings and specifications of new designs of coaching stock.
b) Validation of design by tests and trials along with PUs and testing directorate of RDSO.
c) Co-ordination with PUs and user railways in the area of failure investigation, design
d) Standardization of design between RDSO and the two PUs.
e) Development of new advanced materials for coach interiors
f) Formulation of maintenance instructions of sub-assemblies like couplers etc.
g) Statutory clearance for operation of new rolling stock
h) Vendor development of safety items
i) Optimization of suspension parameters for all types of rolling stock using vehicle dynamics simulation software, NUCARS and ADAMS RAIL
j) The computer wing undertakes high end design activities like finite element analysis, vehicle dynamics simulation, crash analysis etc.