Anders Ekberg

Biträdande professor at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Dynamics

Research in solid mechanics with focus on railway mechanics, in particular material deterioration and fatigue of rails and wheels.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2016–2020

In2Track

Anders Ekberg Dynamics
Roger Lundén Dynamics
European Commission (Horizon 2020)

2015–2018

Innovative Intelligent Rail (IN2RAIL)

Anders Ekberg Dynamics
European Commission (Horizon 2020)

2012–2014

D-Rail: Scientific & Technical coordination

Anders Ekberg Dynamics
VINNOVA

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Publications

2017

Stress intensity factor evaluation for rolling contact fatigue cracks

Robin Andersson, Fredrik Larsson, Elena Kabo et al
Proceedings of NSCM 30: The 30th Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics 25-27 October 2017, p. 231-
Conference contribution
2016

Stress gradient effects in surface initiated rolling contact fatigue of rails and wheels

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo, Roger Lundén et al
Wear. Vol. 366-367, p. 188-193
Journal article
2016

Rolling contact fatigue, wear and broken rail derailments

Eric Magel, Peter Mutton, Anders Ekberg et al
Wear. Vol. 366-367 (SI), p. 249-257
Journal article
2016

The influence of corrugation on frictional stress at the rail-wheel interface

Roger Lundén, Jens Nielsen, Anders Ekberg
Civil-Comp Proceedings. Vol. 110
Journal article
2016

Temperature-dependent evolution of the cyclic yield stress of railway wheel steels

Johan Ahlström, Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg
Wear. Vol. 366 (SI), p. 378-382
Journal article
2016

A numerical investigation of elastoplastic deformation of cracks in tubular specimens subjected to combined torsional and axial loading

Dimosthenis Floros, Anders Ekberg, Kenneth Runesson
International Journal of Fatigue. Vol. 91 (P1), p. 171-182
Journal article
2016

Integrated analysis of dynamic vehicle–track interaction and plasticity induced damage in the presence of squat defects

Robin Andersson, Peter Torstensson, Elena Kabo et al
Wear. Vol. 366-367 (SI), p. 139-145
Journal article
2016

Estimation of gauge corner and flange root degradation from rail, wheel and track geometries

Kalle Karttunen, Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg
Wear. Vol. 366-367, p. 294-302
Journal article
2016

A numerical investigation of elastoplastic deformation of cracks in tubular specimens subjected to combined torsional and axial loading

Dimosthenis Floros, Anders Ekberg, Kenneth Runesson
International Journal of Fatigue. Vol. 91 (P1), p. 171-182
Journal article
2015

D-RAIL – konsten att inte spåra ur

Anders Ekberg, Björn Paulsson
Report
2015

Stress gradient effects in surface initiated rolling contact fatigue of rails and wheels

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo, Roger Lundén et al
Paper in proceedings
2015

Rolling contact fatigue, wear and broken rail derailments

Eric Magel, Peter Mutton, Anders Ekberg et al
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems (CM2015), p. 11-
Paper in proceedings
2015

Thermomechanical cracking of railway wheel treads: a combined experimental and numerical approach

Ali Esmaeili, Sara Caprioli, Anders Ekberg et al
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems (CM2015), p. 8-
Paper in proceedings
2015

Finite element modelling of frictional thermomechanical rolling/sliding contact using an arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian formulation

Andreas Draganis, Fredrik Larsson, Anders Ekberg
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. 229 (7), p. 870-880
Journal article
2015

Temperature-dependent evolution of the cyclic yield stress of railway wheel steels

Johan Ahlström, Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg
Paper in proceedings
2015

Färdplan för ökad forskning och innovation inom underhåll av järnvägsfordon

Oskar Fröidh, Anders Lindahl, Mats Berg et al
Report
2015

Integrated analysis of dynamic vehicle-track interaction and plasticity induced damage in the presence of squat defects

Robin Andersson, Peter Torstensson, Elena Kabo et al
Paper in proceedings
2015

The development of a crack propagation model for railway wheels and rails

Babette Dirks, Roger Enblom, Anders Ekberg et al
Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures. Vol. 38 (12), p. 1478-1491
Journal article
2015

Allowable wheel loads, crack sizes and inspection intervals to prevent rail breaks

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo, Jens Nielsen
Paper in proceedings
2015

Gauge corner and flange root degradation estimation from rail, wheel and track geometry

Kalle Karttunen, Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems (CM2015), p. 9-
Paper in proceedings
2014

The influence of track geometry irregularities on rolling contact fatigue

Kalle Karttunen, Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg
Wear. Vol. 314 (1-2), p. 78-86
Journal article
2014

Numerical assessment of the influence of worn wheel tread geometry on rail and wheel deterioration

Kalle Karttunen, Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg
Wear. Vol. 317 (1-2), p. 77-91
Journal article
2014

Influence of short thermal cracks on the material behaviour of a railway wheel subjected to repeated rolling

Sara Caprioli, Anders Ekberg
Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 891-892, p. 1139-1145
Paper in proceedings
2014

Influence of short thermal cracks on the material behaviour of a railway wheel subjected to repeated rolling

Sara Caprioli, Anders Ekberg
Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 891-892, p. 1139-1145
Journal article
2014

Tread braking – fatigue life of railway wheel webs

Tore V Vernersson, Roger Lundén, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings EuroBrake 2014 Conference, p. 13 pp-
Paper in proceedings
2014

Järnvägen igår, idag, imorgon – hur forskning kan användas

Elena Kabo, Anna Dubois, Anders Ekberg
Reflexen. Vol. 2014 (3), p. 15-17
Magazine article
2014

Finite element analysis of transient thermomechanical rolling contact using an efficient arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian description

Andreas Draganis, Fredrik Larsson, Anders Ekberg
Computational Mechanics. Vol. 54 (2), p. 389-405
Journal article
2014

Wheel/rail rolling contact fatigue – Probe, predict, prevent

Anders Ekberg, Bengt Åkesson, Elena Kabo
Wear. Vol. 314 (1-2), p. 2-12
Journal article
2014

Identifying the root causes of damage on the wheels of heavy haul locomotives and its mitigation

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo, Kalle Karttunen et al
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 228 (6), p. 663-672
Journal article
2013

Numerical evaluation of the material response of a railway wheel under thermomechanical braking conditions

Sara Caprioli, Anders Ekberg
Wear. Vol. 314 (1-2), p. 181-188
Journal article
2013

Identifying the root causes of damage on the wheels of heavy haul wheel damage phenomena

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo, Kalle Karttunen et al
Proceedings of the 10th International Heavy Haul Conference (IHHA 2013), February 4–6, New Dehli, India, p. 520-526
Paper in proceedings
2013

Thermal cracking of a railway wheel tread due to tread braking -- critical crack sizes and influence of repeated thermal cycles

Sara Caprioli, Tore V Vernersson, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 227 (1), p. 10-18
Journal article
2013

D-RAIL Deliverable D3.3 — Guidelines on derailment analysis and prevention

Anders Ekberg, Björn Pålsson, D Sala et al
Report
2012

Deterioration of insulated rail joints – a three-year field study

Johan Sandström, Elena Kabo, Arne Nissen et al
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems (CM2012), p. 301-308
Paper in proceedings
2012

Numerical evaluation of the material response of a railway wheel under thermomechanical braking conditions

Sara Caprioli, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems (CM2012), p. 460-467
Paper in proceedings
2012

The influence of track geometry irregularities on rolling contact fatigue

Kalle Karttunen, Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems (CM2012), p. 540-546
Paper in proceedings
2012

Wheel/rail rolling contact fatigue - probe, predict, prevent

Anders Ekberg, Bengt Åkesson, Elena Kabo
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems (CM2012), p. 29-41
Paper in proceedings
2012

Modelling the thermomechanical wheel–rail interface during rolling contact

Andreas Draganis, Fredrik Larsson, Anders Ekberg
Paper in proceedings
2012

A numerical study of the influence of lateral geometry irregularities on mechanical deterioration of freight tracks

Kalle Karttunen, Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 226 (F6), p. 575-586
Journal article
2012

Numerical evaluation of the transient response due to non-smooth rolling contact using an arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian formulation

Andreas Draganis, Fredrik Larsson, Anders Ekberg
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. 226 (J1), p. 36-45
Journal article
2011

Thermal Cracking of a Railway Wheel Tread due to Tread Braking – Critical Crack Sizes

Sara Caprioli, Tore V Vernersson, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings 2011 International Heavy Haul Association Conference, p. 8-
Conference contribution
2011

A simplified index for evaluating subsurface initiated rolling contact fatigue from field measurements

Elena Kabo, R. Enblom, Anders Ekberg
Wear. Vol. 271 (1-2), p. 120-124
Journal article
2011

Acceptance criterion for rail roughness level spectrum based on assessment of rolling contact fatigue and rolling noise

Jens Nielsen, Anders Ekberg
Wear. Vol. 271 (1-2), p. 319-327
Journal article
2011

The EU-project INNOTRACK – a description of highlights and how they have been implemented

Björn Paulsson, Jay Jaiswal, Anders Ekberg
proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Railway Research, p. 9-
Paper in proceedings
2011

THERMO-MECHANICAL CRACKING OF RAILWAY WHEEL

Sara Caprioli, Tore V Vernersson, Anders Ekberg et al
Proceedings for Svenska mekanikdagar 2011, p. 1-
Conference contribution
2011

Klassificering av hjulskador

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo
Report
2011

Thermal cracking of a railway wheel tread due to tread braking – critical crack sizes and influence of repeated thermal cycles

Sara Caprioli, Tore V Vernersson, Anders Ekberg
International Heavy Haul Association Special Technical Session (IHHA STS 2011), p. 8-
Paper in proceedings
2011

Track condition analyser: identification of rail rolling surface defects, likely to generate fatigue damage in wheels, using instrumented wheelset measurements

Per Gullers, Paul Dreik, Jens Nielsen et al
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 225 (1), p. 1-13
Journal article
2011

Classification of wheel damage

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo
Report
2011

On-board measurements of particulate matter emissions from a passenger train

Erik Fridell, Anders Björk, Martin Ferm et al
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 225 (1), p. 99-106
Journal article
2010

Track condition analyser – assessment of need for track maintenance based on instrumented wheelset measurements

Per Gullers, Paul Sundvall, Jens Nielsen et al
Proceedings 16th International Wheelset Congress, p. 12 pp-
Paper in proceedings
2010

Wheel tread damage – a numerical study of railway wheel tread plasticity under thermomechanical loading

Tore V Vernersson, Sara Caprioli, Elena Kabo et al
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 224 (5), p. 435-443
Journal article
2010

Railway axle design – to be based on fatigue initiation or crack propagation?

Roger Lundén, Tore V Vernersson, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 224 (5), p. 445-453
Journal article
2010

An Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Formulation For Simulation Of Wheel-Rail Contact

Andreas Draganis, Fredrik Larsson, Anders Ekberg
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. 2010, p. 173-176
Paper in proceedings
2010

Rolling contact fatigue prediction for rails and comparisons with test rig results

Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg, Peter Torstensson et al
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 224 (F4), p. 303-317
Journal article
2010

Cutting the life-cycle cost of track

Björn Paulsson, Anders Ekberg
Railway Gazette International (January 2010), p. 48-51
Magazine article
2010

INNOTRACK: Concluding technical report

Anders Ekberg, Björn Paulsson
Edited book
2010

Guest editorial

Anders Ekberg
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 224 (4), p. i-iii
Magazine article
2010

Emissions of particulate matters from railways – emission factors and condition monitoring

Erik Fridell, Martin Ferm, Anders Ekberg
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Vol. 15 (4), p. 240-245
Journal article
2010

Results to exemplify the joint EU-project INNOTRACK - Innovative Track systems

Björn Paulsson, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 224 (5), p. 361--368-
Journal article
2009

INNOTRACK Deliverable D4.3.7, Innovative laboratory tests for rail steels – Final report

Detlev Ullrich, Richard Stock, Francis Franklin et al
Report
2009

Acceptance criterion for rail roughness level spectrum based on assessment of rolling contact fatigue and rolling noise

Jens Nielsen, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems. Vol. 2, p. 409-418
Paper in proceedings
2009

Wheel tread damage – a numerical study of railway wheel tread plasticity under thermomechanical loading

Tore V Vernersson, Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg et al
Proceedings of the 9th International Heavy Haul Conference. Vol. 1, p. 465-472
Paper in proceedings
2009

Results to exemplify the joint EU-project INNOTRACK – Innovative track systems

Björn Paulsson, Anders Ekberg, Francis Delooz
Proceedings 9th International Heavy Haul Conference (IHHA2009). Vol. 1, p. 128-134
Paper in proceedings
2009

Bainitic steel grade for solid wheels: metallurgical, mechanical, and in-service testing

Andrea Gianni, Andrea Ghidini, Tord Karlsson et al
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 223 (2), p. 163-171
Journal article
2009

Emissions of particulate matter from railways – onboard and tunnel measurements

Erik Fridell, Martin Ferm, Anders Björk et al
Report
2009

An overview of wheel–rail interface related research in the European project INNOTRACK including issues in technical and economical validation

Björn Paulsson, Peter Pointner, Jay Jaiswal et al
Proceedings 8th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, p. 8 pp-
Paper in proceedings
2009

Railway axle design – to be based on fatigue initiation or crack propagation?

Roger Lundén, Tore V Vernersson, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings of the 9th International Heavy Haul Conference, p. 509-517
Paper in proceedings
2009

INNOTRACK Deliverable D4.3.8, Innovative laboratory tests for rail steels

Detlev Ullrich, Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg et al
Report
2009

A numerical study of the mechanical deterioration of insulated rail joints

Johan Sandström, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 223 (3), p. 265-273
Journal article
2009

Assessing risks of subsurface initiated rolling contact fatigue from field measurements

Elena Kabo, Roger Enblom, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings 8th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems. Vol. 1, p. 355-361
Paper in proceedings
2009

Analysis of static fractures of rails due to wheel flats

Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg, Jens Nielsen
Report
2009

Fatigue of railway wheels

Anders Ekberg
Wheel-rail interface handbook, p. 215-244
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2009

Predicting crack growth and risks of rail breaks due to wheel flat impacts in heavy haul operations

Johan Sandström, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 223 (2), p. 153-161
Journal article
2008

The detrimental effects of hollow wear – field experiences and numerical simulations

Robert Fröhling, Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo
Wear. Vol. 265 (9-10), p. 1283-1291
Journal article
2007

Subsurface initiated rolling contact fatigue of railway wheels as generated by rail corrugation

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo, Jens Nielsen et al
International Journal of Solids and Structures. Vol. 44, p. 7975-7987
Journal article
2007

PRESOL – pre-processor för solkurveanalys

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo
Report
2007

Lateral spårstabilitet -- slutrapport

Erland Johnson, Gunnar Kjell, Lars Jacobsson et al
Report
2007

Isolerskarvar – jämförelse mellan 4 mm och 8 mm skarvöppning

Johan Sandström, Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo
Report
2007

Bainitic steel grade for solid wheels: metallurgical, mechanical and in-service testing

Andrea Gianni, Tord Karlsson, Andrea Ghidini et al
Proceedings International Heavy Haul Association Specialist Technical Session (IHHA2007), p. 701-711
Paper in proceedings
2006

Developing hollow wear limits based on field experience and numerical simulations

Robert Fröhling, Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo
Proceedings 7th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, p. 9 pp-
Paper in proceedings
2006

INNOTRACK -- Innovative Track System --- A unique approach from infrastructure managers and competitive track supply industry to develop the innovative products of the future

Björn Paulsson, Martin Platzer, Anders Ekberg
7th World Congress on Railway Research, p. 12 pp-
Paper in proceedings
2006

Innovative bainitic steel grade for solid wheels tested in arctic heavy haul operations

Tord Karlsson, Andrea Ghidini, Andrea Gianni et al
Proceedings 7th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, p. 6 pp-
Paper in proceedings
2006

Prediction of dynamic train-track interaction and subsequent material deterioration in the presence of insulated rail joints

Elena Kabo, Jens Nielsen, Anders Ekberg
Vehicle System Dynamics. Vol. 44 (S1), p. 718 - 729
Journal article
2006

The influence of plastic deformations on growth of subsurface rolling contact fatigue cracks in railway wheels

Eka Lansler, Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo et al
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 220 (4), p. 461-473
Journal article
2005

Influence of short-pitch wheel/rail corrugation on rolling contact fatigue of railway wheels

Jens Nielsen, Anders Ekberg, Roger Lundén
Proc Instn Mech Engrs Part F - Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 219, p. 177-187
Journal article
2005

Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems

Anders Ekberg, Jonas Ringsberg, Roger Lundén
Edited book
2005

Fatigue of railway wheels and rails under rolling contact and thermal loading -- an overview

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo
Wear. Vol. 258 (7-8), p. 1288-1300
Journal article
2005

Prediction of dynamic train–track interaction and subsequent material deterioration in the presence of insulated rail joints

Elena Kabo, Jens Nielsen, Anders Ekberg
Proceedings 19th IAVSD symposium, Milano, Italy, 29 August – 2 September, p. 3 pp-
Paper in proceedings
2005

Material defects in rolling contact fatigue of railway wheels -- the influence of defect size

Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg
Wear. Vol. 258 (7-8), p. 1194-1200
Journal article
2005

Guest editorial

Anders Ekberg, Jonas Ringsberg, Roger Lundén
Wear. Vol. 258 (7-8), p. 953-954
Journal article
2004

Answer to the letter to the editor by M Ciavarella and H Maitournam

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo, Hans Andersson
Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures. Vol. 27 (6), p. 527-528
Journal article
2004

Railway track stability – a state of-the-art survey

Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg, Lars Jacobsson
Report
2004

Fretting fatigue of railway axles – review of predictive methods and outline of a finite element model

Anders Ekberg
IMechE Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. Vol. 218, p. 299-316
Journal article
2004

Spårstabilitet - en introduktion för bantekniker

Elena Kabo, Anders Ekberg, Lars Jacobsson
Report
2004

A new CAE procedure for railway wheel tribological design

Roger Lewis, Rob Dwyer-Joyce, Stefano Bruni et al
14th International Wheelset Congress, p. 14 pp-
Paper in proceedings
2004

Integrated analysis of dynamic train–track interaction and rolling contact fatigue

Jens Nielsen, Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo et al
14th International Wheelset Congress, p. 15 pp-
Paper in proceedings
2003

Researchers on the track of wheel-rail interaction

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo, Jens Nielsen et al
Railway Gazette International. Vol. 159 (6), p. 397-399
Magazine article
2003

Integrating rolling contact fatigue analysis with simulation of dynamic train–track interaction

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo, Jens Nielsen
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference ‘XXI Century Rolling Stock (ideas, requirements, projects)’, St Petersburg, Russia, July 3–5, 2003, p. 11 pp-
Paper in proceedings
2002

An engineering model for rolling contact fatigue

Anders Ekberg, Elena Kabo, Hans Andersson
Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures. Vol. 25, p. 899-909
Journal article
1997

Rolling contact fatigue of railway wheels

Anders Ekberg
Licentiate thesis