Archive of Applied Mechanics

, Volume 82, Issue 10, pp 1313–1323

On new effects of wheel-rail interaction

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DOI: 10.1007/s00419-012-0677-6

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Bogacz, R. & Konowrocki, R. Arch Appl Mech (2012) 82: 1313. doi:10.1007/s00419-012-0677-6


The paper is devoted to the experimental, theoretical analysis and computer simulation of influence of elastic properties of contact stiffness and wheel-plate stiffness on the forces of vehicle-track interaction. Three types of wheels are considered with different contact stiffness and wheel-plate design. Exemplary simulation of freight car interaction with track which posses one corrugated rail for each type of wheel is presented.


Contact stiffnessRail corrugationElastic wheelWheel-rail interactionSimulation
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringKrakow University of TechnologyKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Department of Intelligent TechnologiesIPPT, Polish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland