Prediction of dynamic train-track interaction and subsequent material deterioration in the presence of insulated rail joints
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2006

Numerical analysis of high-frequency dynamic train-track interaction is combined with the analysis of material deterioration in terms of rolling contact fatigue (RCF) and plastic deformations to analyze the influence of insulated rail joints. These joints form local rail irregularities and lead to a local change of dynamic track stiffness. Dynamic responses at wheel passes are evaluated. Further, related plastic deformations at the joint and increased RCF impact along a stretch of the track adjacent to the joint are predicted.

Plastic deformations

Material deterioration

Finite element simulations

Rolling contact fatigue

Dynamic train-track interaction

Insulated rail joint


Elena Kabo

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Material- och beräkningsmekanik

Jens Nielsen


Anders Ekberg

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Material- och beräkningsmekanik

Vehicle System Dynamics

0042-3114 (ISSN) 1744-5159 (eISSN)

Vol. 44 S1 718 - 729


Teknisk mekanik

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