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Practical modelling and simulation of polymer draft gear connections

The proposed paper reviews several approaches to polymer draft gear modelling and proposes a comprehensive approach to capturing the asymmetry and damping behaviours expected in polymer draft gears. A new model was developed that provides an alternative approach to preload modelling and provides a method of developing the model with better understanding of the dynamic processes. The ideas are evaluated on a passenger type polymer draft gear example using longitudinal train simulation and comparison of coupler forces and longitudinal accelerations. The sensitivity to non-linear parameters were compared showing how the draft gear model can be applied to a range of different non-linear polymers.

Funding

Other

History

Editor

Zhai W; Wang KCP

Parent Title

ICRT 2017: Railway development, operations, and maintenance, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Rail Transportation

Start Page

413

End Page

423

Number of Pages

11

Start Date

10/07/2017

Finish Date

12/07/2017

ISBN-13

9780784481257

Location

Chengdu, China

Publisher

American Society of Civil Engineers

Place of Publication

Reston, VA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Author Research Institute

Centre for Railway Engineering

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

First International Conference on Rail Transportation (ICRT 2017)