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Title: Computational analysis of railway vehicle on irregular track
Authors: Kumar V.
Rastogi V.
Pathak, Pushparaj Mani
Published in: Simulation Series
2014 International Conference on Bond Graph Modeling and Simulation, ICBGM 2014, Part of the 2014 Summer Simulation Multiconference, SummerSim 2014
Abstract: The dynamics of railway vehicle on tangent track is dominated by motions in lateral plane commonly refereed as hunting. Hunting is a self-excited oscillation caused by the combined action of conicity of the wheels and creep forces acting in the contact plane between wheel and rail. A railway vehicle becomes unstable beyond a critical speed and therefore, assessment of the critical speed is important for safety and comfort of passenger. In the present work Kalker's linear creep formulation has been used for rail-wheel contact forces. The four geometrical parameters namely gauge, crosslevel, alignment and vertical profile are used to define tangent track irregularity. Track flexibility can be modelled by a one degree of freedom spring mass system. The model is simulated for a given set of nominal parameter values to study the lateral stability behaviour of the wheel set on flexible tangent track. The influence of conicity and wheel radius on stability of railway vehicle is discussed.
Citation: Simulation Series (2014), 46(8): 34-40
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
Keywords: Conicity
Critical speed
Lateral dynamics
ISBN: 9781632667007
ISSN: 7359276
Author Scopus IDs: 57194336500
Author Affiliations: Kumar, V., Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur, India
Rastogi, V., Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India
Pathak, P.M., India Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
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