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Conceptual design of high-speed semi-low-floor bogie for train-tram

  • Nak-Tak Jeong
  • Maosen Wang
  • Sehoon Yoo
  • Weon-Kyong Kim
  • Seok-Youn Han
  • Ho-Yong Lee
  • Myung-Won Suh
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Abstract

Train-tram railway vehicles implement the connection between urban tramlines and the surrounding railway network. Train-tram railway vehicles, which use existing infrastructure, can help to avoid large investments in new railways or tramlines and make interchanges between city center and surrounding cities unnecessary. However, present train-tram rail vehicle cannot carry out the integration of operating by means of high speed in intercity railways with operating on small radius of curvature in inner city tramlines. This paper aims to develop a new model for solid wheelsets train-tram railway vehicles, which will not only pass the curve of 25mR radius of curvature traveling on inner city tramlines with the speed of 18 km/h, but also can travel on straight railway with 200 km/h high speed between intercity. In this paper, a new train-tram model, including five car-body and five motor bogies with ten traction motors, is addressed. Expect as a real rail vehicle testing, this study prefer virtual simulation, which is an effective way to show the rail vehicle performance, such as ride stability, ride comfort and ride safety, by means of evaluating the dynamic characteristics of rail vehicle. Moreover, Design of Experiment (DOE) method is used to optimize solid wheelsets bogie system on improving passenger comfort, safety and stability of train-tram. Parameters of components of bogie system are tuned to minimize the derailment coefficient and the ride comfort index. The results shows that the best comfort index for passenger and minimum derailment coefficient are found. The results also show that this optimized new train-tram model is reliable and practical enough to be applied on real rail vehicle design.

Key words

Train-tram Dynamic simulation Critical speed Derailment coefficient Ride comfort index DOE 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nak-Tak Jeong
    • 1
  • Maosen Wang
    • 1
  • Sehoon Yoo
    • 1
  • Weon-Kyong Kim
    • 2
  • Seok-Youn Han
    • 2
  • Ho-Yong Lee
    • 2
  • Myung-Won Suh
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of Mechanical EngineeringSungkyunkwan UniversityGyeonggiKorea
  2. 2.Metropolitan Transportation Research CenterKorea Railroad Research InstituteGyeonggiKorea
  3. 3.School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan UniversityGyeonggiKorea

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