Development of a Tram-Train wheel profile for dual-operation running

D. Crosbee, P. D. Allen, R. Carroll

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This paper explores the problematic interface between a Tram-Train vehicle and two very different railway infrastructures, detailing the analysis and design process required to develop an optimised wheel profile for dual operation running. One of the key issues in developing a dual-operation wheel profile is managing the contact conditions within the wheel/rail interface. The interface is critical not only to the safe running of the vehicle but also to maximise wheelset life and to minimise wheel-rail damage. A combination of vehicle dynamic simulations and bespoke software were used to allow the development of a new wheel profile for Tram-Train operations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStephenson Conference Research for Railways 2015
PublisherInstitution of Mechanical Engineers
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781510855830
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2015
EventStephenson Conference Research for Railways 2015 - One Birdcage Walk, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Apr 201523 Apr 2015 (Link to Conference)


ConferenceStephenson Conference Research for Railways 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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