The role of contact mechanics in multiscale modelling of train-track interaction phenomena
Paper in proceedings, 2018

The paper examines possibilities for holistic modelling of the running gear/track interaction and related phenomena-in particular material deterioration phenomena. The required resolution, accuracy and challenges in understanding, describing and (in particular) modelling these phenomena are addressed. Special focus is put on contact modelling, which commonly sets the limit for the level of accuracy that can be achieved in subsequent analyses.

Contact mechanics

Numerical simulations

Material deterioration.

Wheel-rail contact

Author

Anders Ekberg

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Dynamics

Chalmers Railway Mechanics (CHARMEC)

Björn Pålsson

Chalmers Railway Mechanics (CHARMEC)

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Dynamics

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/wheel Systems, CM 2018

228-237

11th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, CM 2018
Delft, Netherlands,

Research into enhanced tracks, switches and structures (In2Track)

European Commission (Horizon 2020), 2016-12-01 -- 2020-12-31.

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Other Computer and Information Science

Vehicle Engineering

Computer Science

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