WIT Press


An Analysis Of Stress And Strain State In Freight Car Wheels

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM970021

Volume

17

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

865 kb

Author(s)

A.Sladkovsky, V.Yessaulov, N.Shmurygin, Y.Taran & S.Gubenko

Abstract

A semianalytical finite element method was employed for analysis of railroad car wheels. The accuracy of the computational model was estimated by comparing the numerical results with analytical solutions for a simplified wheel model and with tensometric data. Innovative wheel designs were developed and subjected to full-scale tests. The wheels were rolled following computer-assisted engineering of the new designs. Their advantages over conventional wheels were validated by operational tests. 1 Introduction Designing railroad car wheels necessarily involves analysis of the state of stress and strain in appropriate models. Clearly, a wheel in service is subjected to a great multitude of diverse external factors of mechanica

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