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Examination of railway track dynamic models capabilities against measured field data

Leong, Jeffrey, Murray, Martin H., & Steffens, David (2007) Examination of railway track dynamic models capabilities against measured field data. In Larsson-Kraik, Per-Olof & Toyra, Gun-Marie (Eds.) International Heavy Haul Conference Specialist Technical Session, High Tech in Heavy Haul, June 11-13, 2007, Kiruna, Sweden.

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Abstract

The performance of railway track under dynamic loading is extremely complex due to the interdependent and sometimes non-linear behaviours of track components. Many and varied computer models of train-track dynamics have been developed around the world to try and analyse these behaviours. To compare, test and validate the capabilities and outputs of six available computer models, an evaluation exercise was undertaken to benchmark the participating models against each other and against measured field data collected at a track test site in Victoria, Australia. The outcomes of this paper will assist railway engineers in selecting an appropriate model for their requirements.

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ID Code: 10995
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Access to the author-version is currently restricted pending permission from the publisher. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: railway track, dynamic analysis, models, field data, benchmark
ISBN: 9789163306075
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 International Heavy Haul Association Inc.
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:39

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