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Wheel-rail wear investigation on a balloon loop track through simulation of slow speed wagon dynamics

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Yan SunYan Sun, Maksym SpiryaginMaksym Spiryagin, Colin ColeColin Cole, Dwayne Nielsen
Heavy haul railway infrastructure is commonly equipped with balloon loops to allow trains to be loaded/unloaded and/or to reverse the direction of travel. The slow operational speed of trains on these sharp curves results in some unique issues regarding the wear process between wheels and rails. A wagon dynamic system model has been applied to simulate its dynamic behaviors in order to study the wear conditions between the rail/wheel interfaces. Meanwhile, the effects of some important parameters – curve radius, wagon speed and track cant on the wheel-rail contact wear have also been carried out.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Start Page

1

End Page

7

Number of Pages

7

Start Date

01/01/2015

Finish Date

01/01/2015

Location

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Publisher

IICT

Place of Publication

Pueblo, Colorado, USA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

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

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

International Conference on Contact Mechanics

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