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The calculation of wheel impact force due to the interaction between vehicle and a turnout

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Yan SunYan Sun, Colin ColeColin Cole, Mitchell McclanachanMitchell Mcclanachan
It is known that railway turnouts demand more maintenance than other parts of the railway track network because of large impact loads generated by the variation of wheel-rail contact conditions along the turnout and through the crossing. A method using VAMPIRE modelling to determine the wheel impact forces due to passing turnout has been developed and presented in this article. The simulation shows that both turnout curve and crossing have significant effect on the wheel impact forces; the vertical impact forces from the turnout case are not significantly different from the wheels travelling straight through.

Funding

Category 4 - CRC Research Income

History

Volume

224

Issue

F:5

Start Page

391

End Page

403

Number of Pages

13

ISSN

0954-4097

Location

London, United Kingdom

Publisher

Sage

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Railway Engineering; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS); Rail Innovation Australia Pty Ltd;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

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

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