Non-Linear Dynamic Phenomena in the Behavior of a Railway Wheelset Model
Knudsen, C. and Feldberg, R. and Jaschinski, A. (1991) Non-Linear Dynamic Phenomena in the Behavior of a Railway Wheelset Model. Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 2, pp. 389-404. ISSN 0924-090X.
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A dicone moving on a pair of cylindrical rails can be considered as a simplified model of a railway wheelset. Taking into account the non-linear frection laws of rolling contact, the equations of motion for this non-linear mechanical system result in a set of differential-algebraic equations. Previous simulations performed with the differential-algebraic solver DASSL, and experiments, indicated non-linear phenomena such as limit-cycles, bifurcations as well as chaotic behaviour. In this paper the non-linear phenomena are investigated in more detail with the aid of special in-house software and the path-following algoritm PATH. We apply Poincare sections and Poincare maps to describe the structure of periodic, quasiperiodic and chaotic motions. The analyses show that part of the chaotic behaviour of the non-linear system can be fully understood as a non-linear iterative process. The resulting stretching and folding processes are illustrated.
|Title:||Non-Linear Dynamic Phenomena in the Behavior of a Railway Wheelset Model|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Nonlinear Dynamics|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 389-404|
|Keywords:||Railway dynamics; limit cycles; bifurcations; chaos|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Aeronautics|
|HGF - Program Themes:||L AR - Aircraft Research|
|DLR - Research area:||Aeronautics|
|DLR - Program:||L AR - Aircraft Research|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||L - Flexible Aircraft (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics > Robotic Systems|
|Deposited By:||elib DLR-Beauftragter|
|Deposited On:||14 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2009 06:49|
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