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Experimental Validation Of Numerical Modelling Of The Bridge–track–moving Train System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM110101

Volume

51

Pages

13

Page Range

97 - 109

Published

2011

Size

758 kb

Author(s)

P. Szurgott, M. Klasztorny, J. Grosel & Z. Wojcicki

Abstract

A new methodology of physical and FE modelling and simulation of bridge–track –moving train (BTT) systems has been developed with the use of commercial CAE systems. A methodology is related to composite (steel-concrete) bridges, ballasted tracks and high-speed trains. In the methodology, Altair HyperMesh, LS-DYNA, LS-PrePost and HyperView software was applied. The methodology is based on homogenization of reinforced concrete (RC) platform slab, RAIL_TRACK and RAIL_TRAIN LS-Dyna’s modules for simulating the moving train–track interaction, non-linear modelling of rail fastenings and crushed stone ballast, application of cylindrical and revolute constrained joints and discrete springs and dampers for modelling suspensions in rail-vehicles. For experimental validation of numerical modelling and simulation of BTT systems, the KNI 140070 composite viaduct and the EuroCity EC 114 train moving at 160 km/h have been selected. The experimental setup contained Keyence LK-G 157 system (CCD laser displacement sensors), PULSE system (acceleration sensors), and PHANTOM v12 high-speed camera. According to the experiment plan, selected vertical displacements and vertical and horizontal accelerations vs. time were measured. The simulated time-histories of displacements and accelerations have been compared to respective experimental diagrams. The results have proved that the validation is positive. Keywords: railway bridge, ballasted track, high-speed train, numerical modelling, simulation, experimental tests, validation.

Keywords

railway bridge, ballasted track, high-speed train, numerical modelling, simulation, experimental tests, validation