publication . Bachelor thesis . 2013

Influence of Switches and Crossings on Wheel Wear of a Freight Vehicle

Doulgerakis, Emmanouil;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: KTH, Spårfordon
  • Country: Sweden
Turnouts (Switches & Crossings) are important components in railway networks, as they provide the necessary flexibility for train operations by allowing trains to change among the tracks. But the turnout’s geometry with discontinuity in rail profiles and lack of transition curve causes additional wear both on track and on vehicle. The main goal of this MSc thesis is to investigate the influence of turnouts on wheel wear of a freight vehicle. This will be obtained by simulations in the commercial MBS software GENSYS. The wheel-rail contact is modelled according to Hertz’s theory and Kalker’s simplified theory, with the FASTSIM algorithm, and the wear calculat...
free text keywords: dynamic vehicle-track interaction, turnout, switch & crossing, wheel wear, wheel-rail contact geometry
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