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Methodology for optimization of friction draft gear design

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Qing Wu, Colin Cole, Maksym Spiryagin
Evidence gathered from industry indicates that railway coupling system failures have become a limitation for further developments of heavy haul trains. Friction draft gears have implications for both longitudinal train dynamics and rolling stock fatigue; therefore, optimization of friction draft gears could be a possible solution to conquer the limitation. In this paper, a methodology for optimization of friction draft gear design based on an advanced friction draft gear model is proposed. The methodology proposes using simulation techniques such as longitudinal train dynamics simulation and a Genetic Algorithm to develop improved parameters.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Start Page

1

End Page

5

Number of Pages

5

Start Date

01/01/2014

Finish Date

01/01/2014

Location

Buffalo, NY

Publisher

American Society of Mechanical Engineer

Place of Publication

New York, NY

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Railway Engineering; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS);

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences;Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

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