Prediction of rail corrugation using a rotating flexible wheelset coupled with a flexible track model and a non-Hertzian/non-steady contact model

Luis Baeza, Paloma Vila, Gang Xie, Simon D. Iwnicki

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Abstract

This paper presents a model for simulating vehicletrack interaction at high frequencies for investigations of rail roughness growth. The dynamic interaction model developed employs a substructuring technique and the whole system consists of a number of substructures that can be modelled independently. The systems are coupled through the forces at the wheelrail contact and the railpad. A coupled, rotating flexible wheelset, a flexible track model and a non-Hertzian/non-steady contact model have been implemented and results are presented here for a free wheelset on a symmetrical track system with initial random and sinusoidal roughness. Both rigid and flexible wheelsets are considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4493-4507
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Volume330
Issue number18-19
Early online date6 May 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

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