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Modelling issues in passenger draft gear connections

A methodology of modelling elastomer and polymer draft gears in design variations inpassenger trains is developed. Different designs and methods of pre-loading and precompressing the draft gear units are incorporated into the method allowing modelling of three different designs: single pack draft gears (freight type), balanced type draft gears and floating plate type draft gears. The approach allows frictional and viscous components to be incorporated. The methodology was applied to the three draft gear design using the same polymer characteristics and the results were compared using longitudinal train simulation.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Parent Title

Dynamics of vehicles on roads and tracks: proceedings of the 24th Symposium of the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD 2015), Graz, Austria, 17-21 August 2015.

Start Page

985

End Page

993

Number of Pages

9

Start Date

01/01/2015

Finish Date

01/01/2015

ISBN-13

9781138028852

Location

Graz, Austria

Publisher

CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group

Place of Publication

Leiden, The Netherland

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS); Insyte Solutions Pty Ltd; School of Engineering and Technology (2013- );

Author Research Institute

Centre for Railway Engineering

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

IAVSD Symposium

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