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Combined friction induced oscillations of wheelset and track during the curving of metros and their influence on corrugation

Kurzeck, Bernhard (2010) Combined friction induced oscillations of wheelset and track during the curving of metros and their influence on corrugation. WEAR. Elsevier B.V. . DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2010.10.049. ISSN 0043-1648.

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Abstract

Curving of rail vehicles is often connected with vibrations, which can be caused by rail corrugation or friction induced oscillation in the wheel/rail-contact. This paper deals with heavy vibrations at the running gear of a metro vehicle with a typical frequency of 80 Hz on curves with a radius between 50 and 200 m. Specific characteristics of the vibrations are the occurrence by passing over rails without an initial corrugation and the disappearance if the rails are wet. In the curves of the concerned network, corrugation can also be found with a corresponding wavelength on the outer rails, but the inner rails show shorter wavelengths. For a better understanding of the originating process a simulation model is set up using the commercial Multi-Body-Simulation-Software SIMPACK. The model includes the vehicle and the track. After an identification of the undetermined parameters the model shows the same behaviour as the real system. The vibration is characterized by large amplitudes of the normal force in the wheel/rail-contact. The originating mechanism and the determining parameters of the oscillation are identified. Using a simple wear law the possibility of rail corrugation originated by these vibrations can be shown with different wavelengths on the inner and outer rail as observed in the measurements.

Document Type:Article
Title:Combined friction induced oscillations of wheelset and track during the curving of metros and their influence on corrugation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Kurzeck, BernhardBernhard.Kurzeck@DLR.de
Date:2010
Journal or Publication Title:WEAR
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI:10.1016/j.wear.2010.10.049
Publisher:Elsevier B.V.
ISSN:0043-1648
Status:Published
Keywords:Rail corrugation; Wheel/rail contact; Dynamic train track interaction; Friction
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Next Generation Train (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics > System Dynamics and Control (former Control Design Engineering)
Deposited By: Bernhard Kurzeck
Deposited On:16 Dec 2010 15:29
Last Modified:07 Feb 2013 20:47

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