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Simulated comparisons of wagon coupler systems in heavy haul trains

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Colin ColeColin Cole, Yan SunYan Sun
Three types of wagon connection coupling systems are evaluated in a train simulationmodel consisting of 107 vehicles. The three wagon connection coupling systems are autocouplerswith standard draft gears, auto-couplers with draft gears with wedge unlockingfeatures, and the traditional drawhook buffer system. The train is made up of 103 wagons and4 locomotives. The locomotives are placed in groups of two at the head andmid-train positions.Dynamic response and fatigue damage is compared for a control disturbance on a crest and on aflat track section. The effect of coupling-free travel (slack) is also investigated.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

220

Issue

3

Start Page

247

End Page

255

Number of Pages

9

ISSN

0954-4097

Location

London, UK

Publisher

Professional Engineering Publishing

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Railway Engineering; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F : Journal of rail and rapid transit.