Simulation of wheel-rail contact forces

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the forces that develop in the contact patch between the wheel and rail in a railway vehicle. The ways that these forces govern the behaviour of a vehicle running on straight and curved track are explained and the methods commonly used to calculate and utilize the forces summarized. As an illustration, the results from a computer simulation of a typical UK passenger train are presented and certain aspects examined.

LanguageEnglish
Pages887-900
Number of pages14
JournalFatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures
Volume26
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes

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In: Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, Vol. 26, No. 10, 17.10.2003, p. 887-900.

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