Numerical Modelling of Wheel-rail Dynamic Interactions with an Explicit Finite Element Method

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Abstract

The modelling of wheel-rail dynamic interactions is crucial for accurately predicting wheel/track deterioration and dynamic behaviour. A reliable wheel-rail dynamic interaction model requires a careful treatment of wheel-rail frictional rolling contact and a proper consideration of dynamic effects related to the contact. Since the wheel-rail interaction due to the frictional rolling contact significantly influences the vehicle dynamics and stability, and the dynamic effects involved in wheel-rail interactions can be increased by wheel rail highspeed rolling, a systematic study of wheel-rail dynamic interactions is highly desired within the context of booming high-speed railways.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Dollevoet, R.P.B.J., Supervisor
  • Li, Z., Supervisor
Award date4 Jun 2018
Print ISBNs978-94-6366-048-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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