Some preliminary results in simulation the simulation of the interaction between a pushed train and a turnout

January 1, 2012 in

Conference Paper


Author
Nico Burgelman

Co-authors
Zili Li, Rolf Dollevoet

Theme(s)


Conference
22nd International Symposiom on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Traks
Year: 2011
Location: Manchester

Keywords
pushed trains, turnout, vehicle simulation

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Abstract

When a train runs through a turnout very high later al forces or high impact forces between the wheels and the switch blade or the frog may occur. This study examines the dynamic behavior of a train when it runs through a turnout. Traction does not only change the dynamic behavior of the wheelset on which it is applied but the dynamics of the whole train. Lateral forces in the coupler cause higher lateral wheel-rail.