Dynamic response of a poroelastic half-space to accelerating or decelerating trains
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

The dynamic response of a fully saturated poroelastic half-space due to accelerating or decelerating trains is investigated by a semi-analytical method. The ground is modeled as a saturated poroelastic half-space and Blot's theory is applied to characterize the soil medium, taking the coupling effects between the soil skeleton and the pore fluid into account. A detailed track system is considered incorporating rails, sleepers and embankment, which are modeled as Euler-Bernoulli beams, an anisotropic Kirchhoff plate, and an elastic layer, respectively. The acceleration or deceleration of the train is simulated by properly choosing the time history of the train speed using Fourier transforms combined with Fresnel integrals in the transformed domain. The time domain results are obtained by the fast Fourier transform (FFT). It is found that the deceleration of moving trains can cause a significant increase to the ground vibrations as well as the excess pore water pressure responses at the train speed 200 km/h. Furthermore, the single-phase elastic soil model would underestimate the vertical displacement responses caused by both the accelerating and decelerating trains at the speed 200 km/h.

simulation

medium

railway track

soil

analytical-model

ground vibration

high-speed trains

lines

beams

moving loads

prediction

Författare

Zhigang Cao

Zhejiang University

Anders E Boström

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Dynamik

Journal of Sound and Vibration

0022-460X (ISSN) 1095-8568 (eISSN)

Vol. 332 2777-2794

Ämneskategorier

Maskinteknik

DOI

10.1016/j.jsv.2012.12.015