Dynamics of railway wagons subjected to braking/traction torque

Zhang, Zuoyan & Dhanasekar, Manicka (2009) Dynamics of railway wagons subjected to braking/traction torque. Vehicle System Dynamics, 47(3), pp. 285-307.

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Braking or traction torque is regarded as an important source of wheelset skid and a potential source of derailment risk that adversely affects the safety levels of train operations; therefore, this research examines the effect of braking/traction torque to the longitudinal and lateral dynamics of wagons. This paper reports how train operations safety could be adversely affected due to various braking strategies. Sensitivity of wagon dynamics to braking severity is illustrated through numerical examples. The influence of wheel/rail interface friction coefficient and the effects of two types of track geometry defects on wheel unloading ratio and wagon pitch are also discussed in the paper.

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ID Code: 29780
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Braking/Traction Torque, Derailment Potential, Wheel Unloading, Wheelset Skid, Track Irregularity, Wagon Pitch
DOI: 10.1080/00423110802008124
ISSN: 0042-3114
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (090200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation (091307)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis
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