, Volume 82, Issue 10-11, pp 1313-1323,
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Date: 29 Jun 2012

On new effects of wheel-rail interaction

Abstract

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.