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.
Preface Contributors 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
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- © Pergamon 1978
- 1st January 1978
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