Analysis and improvement of railway crossing performance using numerical and experimental approach: application to 1:9 double crossovers

Valeri Markine, Xiangming Liu, Abdul Ahad Mashal, Yuewei Ma

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Abstract

The paper presents an integrated approach for analysis and improvement of performance of railway crossings. The approach consists of a detailed finite element (FE) model of a wheel rolling over a crossing (validated against the measured crossing accelerations) and experimental tools installed on the crossings in situ. The studied crossings are the cast manganese steel 1:9 crossings. This type of crossings suffers from severe plastic deformations and cracks. The presented approach has been applied to improve the performance of these crossings and to assess the effectiveness of the maintenance actions.
The obtained numerical and experimental results have helped to explain the poor performance of the crossings. Moreover, a number of the design improvements have not only been proposed, but also effectiveness of these improvements have been confirmed by the numerical simulations and/or measurement results.
The results are presented and discussed. More details are in the extended version of this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks (IAVSD 2017)
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages48-58
Number of pages11
Volume2
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781351967372
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2017
Event25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks - Rockhampton, Australia
Duration: 14 Aug 201718 Aug 2017
Conference number: 25
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Conference

Conference25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks
Abbreviated titleIAVSD 2017
CountryAustralia
CityRockhampton
Period14/08/1718/08/17
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