WEAR OF BRAKE BLOCKS FOR IN-SERVICE CONDITIONS
Paper in proceedings, 2012

Wear of brake blocks at tread braking of railway wheels is one of the key factors that control the time period between scheduled train maintenance and hence has a substantial impact on the life cycle cost of the vehicle. Wear simulations using two different numerical models, one thermal model and one thermoelastic model, are presented implementing wear rates for some brake block materials exploiting results from previously performed temperature-controlled pin-on-disc tests. It is found that the thermal model and the thermoelastic model give the same wear for cases when thermoelastic instability effects are small. However, for cases when the thermoelastic effects increase the local contact pressures and surface temperatures, large differences are found.

numerical simulations

tread braking

wear

railway

Author

Tore V Vernersson

Dynamics

Roger Lundén

Dynamics

9th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, CM 2012

706-713

9th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, CM 2012
Chengdu, China,

Areas of Advance

Transport

Subject Categories

Vehicle Engineering

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