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Numerical Model Of Tram-track Interaction With Failures On Rail Surface

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040821

Volume

74

Pages

11

Published

2004

Size

660 kb

Author(s)

S. Lakusic, M. Rak & D. Lazarevic

Abstract

The paper deals with numerical model of a tram moving on the track. The rail is modelled as an elastically supported continuous beam with lumped masses. A vehicle is approximated as a discrete system consisting of three rigid masses connected with linear elastic springs. Dissipation mechanisms in the system are modelled with the linear dashpots. The input parameters are obtained from the manufacturer and from measurements in the laboratory and in situ. Two basic assumptions that are used are: a) the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory and b) the separation of the wheel from the rail is not permitted. The system of differential equations of motion is solved by an implicit version of step by step method based on the direct integration technique. The algorithm is conceived on the first order predictor – (re) corrector method. The con

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