WIT Press


Studies Into Contact Interactions Of Elastic Bodies For Improvement Of Wheels And Rails

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON990451

Volume

24

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

861 kb

Author(s)

V. Yessaulov, A. Kozlovsky, Y. Taran and A. Sladkovsky

Abstract

Studies into contact interactions of elastic bodies for improvement of wheels and rails V. YessauW'), A. Kozlovsky^, Y. Taran^ and A. Sladkovsky^ ^State Metallurgical Academy, Prospekt Gagarina, 4, Dnepropetrovsk, Email: dmeti@dmeti.dnepropetrovsk.ua ™JSC Niihnedneprovsk Tube-Rolling Plant Abstract A two-zone microslip theory was used to study cylinder rolling contact. The theory was validated by experiment. The experimental study involved direct strain-gage measurements in the contact area of the rolling cylinders. The state of strain in the wheel/rail contact region was studied. Contact region stress distributions for various relative positions of the wheelset with respect to the rail track were determined. Angles of attack were accounted for. The computational results were used to design improved contours of wheel tread and rail head. 1 Introduction A study into wheel/rail contact interaction should include an analysis of the state of stress at

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