A practical method for simulating the evolution of railway wheel polygonalization

Bo Peng, Simon Iwnicki, Philip Shackleton, Yunshi Zhao, Dabin Cui

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks (IAVSD 2017), 14-18 August 2017, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
EditorsMaksym Spiryagin, Timothy Gordon, Colin Cole, Tim McSweeney
Place of PublicationQueensland, Australia
Pages753-758
Number of pages6
Volume2
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781138035713
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2018
Event25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks - Central Queensland University , Rockhampton, Australia
Duration: 14 Aug 201718 Aug 2017
Conference number: 25
http://www.iavsd2017.org/ (Link to Symposium Website)
https://www.crcpress.com/Dynamics-of-Vehicles-on-Roads-and-Tracks-Proceedings-of-the-25th-International/Spiryagin-Gordon-Cole-McSweeney/p/book/9781138035713

Conference

Conference25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks
Abbreviated titleIAVSD 2017
CountryAustralia
CityRockhampton
Period14/08/1718/08/17
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    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.