Track/Train Dynamics and Design

Track/Train Dynamics and Design

Advanced Techniques

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editors: Gerald J. Moyar, Walter D. Pilkey, Barbara F. Pilkey
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147475

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Track/Train Dynamics and Design: Advanced Techniques reviews the progress that has been made in the development and applications of advanced analytical techniques for improving the dynamic stability, safety, and reliability of current generation rail freight vehicle components and track structures. Topics covered range from structural mechanics and stress analysis methods to and material science techniques for the prediction of fracture and wear in railroad applications. The nature of technology transfer from other application areas, notably aerospace, is considered, along with the unique nature of some railroad problems. This book is comprised of 26 chapters and opens with an overview of Phase II of the Cooperative Track-Train Dynamics Program, including its main goals, tasks, and progress. The reader is then introduced to the state Of the art of rail analytical techniques and cost/benefit issues associated with railways and railroad transportation. The following chapters explore body centerplate fatigue cracking; mathematical models for track/train dynamics; wheel and rail wear during freight car curving; and application of advanced stress analysis techniques in the design of freight car components. The application of finite element analysis to the study of railroad wheel failure phenomena is also outlined. This monograph will be a useful resource for transportation and mechanical engineers, especially those dealing with railroads.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    I The State-of-the-Art of Rail Analytical Techniques and Cost/Benefit Issues

    Overview of Development of Advanced Analytical Techniques

    Resource Management

    Advanced Technology Cost/Benefits - A Panel Discussion

    Evaluating and Utilizing Computer Service Firms for Railroad Engineering Applications

    Computational Structural Mechanics in the Rail Industry

    II General Structures

    Body Centerplate Fatigue Cracking

    Application of NASTRAN Finite Element Analysis to a Locomotive Carbody Structure

    Analytical and Experimental Determination of Internal Deformations in Railroad Roller Bearings

    Finite Element Analysis of a Depressed Well Car

    III Flatcar Structural Analysis

    Flatcar Modeling Technique and Results

    Test and Analysis of the Dynamic Characteristics of a Flat Car

    A Simple Beam Analysis of the Flat Car Structure

    IV Dynamics, Fatigue and Fracture

    Freight Car Environment Characterization for Fatigue Life Analysis

    Mathematical Models for Track/Train Dynamics

    Hybrid Computation - an Advanced Computational Tool for Simulating the Nonlinear Dynamic Response of Railroad Vehicles

    Real-Time Modeling of Switch Yard Impacts

    The Application of the Boundary-Integral Equation Method to the Solution of Railroad Engineering Stress Analysis and Fracture Mechanics Problems

    V Wheel/Rail Stress & Wear

    Nonlinear Analysis of Rail Track Structures

    A Finite Element Model for Track Buckling

    Analysis and Prediction of Wheel and Rail Wear during Freight Car Curving

    Mechanisms and Qualitative Analysis of Wear in Steel Wheel and Rail

    The Elastic Finite Element Analysis of a CH-36 Railcar under Mechanical and Thermal Loads

    Application of Finite Element Analysis to the Study of Railroad Wheel Failure Phenomena

    VI Modeling & Bolster ANALYSIS

    Application of Advanced Stress Analysis Techniques in Freight Car Components Design

    Finite Element Analysis and Test Correlation of a Box Car Body Bolster

    Second Generation Stress Analysis Technology for the Railroad Industry


Product details

  • No. of pages: 482
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147475

About the Editors

Gerald J. Moyar

Walter D. Pilkey

Barbara F. Pilkey

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