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Rail corrugation growth on curves - measurements, modelling and mitigation

Peter Torstensson (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Dynamik) ; Jens C. O. Nielsen (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Dynamik)
Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Railway Noise (IWRN11), Uddevalla, Sweden, September 9-13 (2013) Vol. 2 (2013), p. 727-734.
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

The development of rail corrugation (so called rutting corrugation) on a 120 m radius curve on the metro of Stockholm Public Transport was studied by field measurements, laboratory measurements and numerical simulations. The corrugation develops exclusively on the (inner) low rail with wavelengths of about 5 cm and 8 cm. A time-domain model for prediction of long-term roughness growth on small radius curves is developed and validated against measured data. The wavelength-fixing mechanisms of the corrugation are bending eigenmodes of the leading wheelsets. The application of a friction modifier effectively mitigates the problem.

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Denna post skapades 2014-06-30. Senast ändrad 2017-10-03.
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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Dynamik (1900-2017)


Hållbar utveckling

Chalmers infrastruktur