The mechanism of railway wheel polygonalization resulting from uneven wear is a challenging problem that has not been resolved perfectly. A practical method for simulating the evolution of wheel polygonalization has been developed by the authors and is presented in this paper with the aim of providing a tool to investigate the mechanism of wheel polygonalization. FASTSIM is combined with the Archard wear model to accomplish the wear calculation. A parametric and automatic simulating procedure has been set up in Matlab with co-simulation in Simpack. The basic feature of the wheel polygonalization development due to three different kinds of excitation are demonstrated respectively by using a simple wheelset/flexible-track model.
|Title of host publication||The Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks (IAVSD 2017), 14-18 August 2017, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia|
|Editors||Maksym Spiryagin, Timothy Gordon, Colin Cole, Tim McSweeney|
|Place of Publication||Queensland, Australia|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Jan 2018|
|Event||25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks - Central Queensland University , Rockhampton, Australia|
Duration: 14 Aug 2017 → 18 Aug 2017
Conference number: 25
http://www.iavsd2017.org/ (Link to Symposium Website)
|Conference||25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks|
|Abbreviated title||IAVSD 2017|
|Period||14/08/17 → 18/08/17|
Peng, B., Iwnicki, S., Shackleton, P., Zhao, Y., & Cui, D. (2018). A practical method for simulating the evolution of railway wheel polygonalization. In M. Spiryagin, T. Gordon, C. Cole, & T. McSweeney (Eds.), The Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks: Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks (IAVSD 2017), 14-18 August 2017, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia (1st ed., Vol. 2, pp. 753-758). Queensland, Australia.