Correlating vehicle forces and track profile

Hawari, Haitham M. & Murray, Martin H. (2009) Correlating vehicle forces and track profile. Transport Engineering in Australia, 12(1), pp. 37-48.

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Abstract

A research project was conducted at Queensland University of Technology on the relationship between the forces at the wheel-rail interface in track and the rate of degradation of track. Data for the study was obtained from an instrumented vehicle which ran repeatedly over a section of Queensland Rail's track in Central Queensland over a 6-month period. The wheel-rail forces had to be correlated with the elements of roughness in the test track profile, which were measured with a variety of equipment. At low frequencies, there was strong correlation between forces and profile, as expected, but diminishing correlation as frequencies increased.

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ID Code: 32998
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Track, Train, Forces, Correlation, Profile
ISSN: 1324-1591
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Institute of Engineers Australia, 2009
Deposited On: 04 Jul 2010 23:08
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2010 23:08

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