Vehicle-track-underground modeling of rail induced wave propagation
Journal article, 2007
A moving rail vehicle may cause propagating waves to the surroundings potentially leading to detrimental effects for the track construction, nuisances for the surroundings and interference with delicate electronic equipment. A full computational model should be able to couple a correct simulation of the rigid body motion of the different train parts with accurate prediction of the solid wave propagation in the ground. This paper integrates the dynamics of the vehicle and the elastic soil into one monolithic system. Equations of motion for the train have been merged the system representing the FEM problem for the rest of the structure. Three models of modern high-speed locomotives were run over a solid finite element model of a rail structure. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
finite element analysis
rigid body dynamics