Random Signals Analyses Applied to Vehicle-Track Interaction

  • C. Esveld
Conference paper


The inter-relations between vehicle and track can be described in terms of transfer functions, indicating how the various geometry components contribute to a given response component of the vehicle. In conventional approaches use is made of mathematical models, based on a schematisation according to masses, springs and dampers. As a rule, the predictive merits of such models turn out to be small, due to the impossibility of accurately determining the model parameters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Esveld
    • 1
  1. 1.Netherlands RailwaysThe Netherlands

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