Study of Field Testing on Car Body Vibrations of Moving Passenger Car with Wheel Flat

  • Stasys SteišūnasEmail author
  • Gintautas Bureika
  • Olha Porkuian
  • Volodymyr Nozhenko
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure book series (LNITI)


The article analyze the methodology of experimental investigations of railway vehicles under real operating conditions. The aim of the research is to determine the vertical and lateral accelerations of the carbody of passenger car with a wheel flat by running along the same track at different speeds. Statistical analysis of the obtained data was performed. Experimental results were evaluated using shock acceleration ratio and Sperling ride index was calculated. General conclusions are given.


Railway transport Passenger car Wheel flat Car body vibration Sperling index Shock acceleration ratio 



This research was funded by a grant (No. S-LU-18-12) from the Research Council of Lithuania. This research project “EFFECT-RAIL” was performed in cooperation with the Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University, Ukraine.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stasys Steišūnas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gintautas Bureika
    • 1
  • Olha Porkuian
    • 2
  • Volodymyr Nozhenko
    • 2
  1. 1.Vilnius Gediminas Technical UniversityVilniusLithuania
  2. 2.Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National UniversitySeverodonetskUkraine

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