Post-derailment dynamic behavior of railway vehicles travelling on a railway bridge during an earthquake

This study developed a post-derailment dynamic model of railway vehicles to investigate their post-derailment dynamic behavior when travelling on a railway bridge during an earthquake. The model is composed of three parts: multi-body dynamic model of the railway vehicle, a collision detection model, and a contact force model. The dynamic model considered all the various kinds of contacts that may occur during the derailment, such as wheel/track slab contacts, wheel/fastener contacts, and brake-disc/rail contacts. A collision detection model that was based on the tight-fitting oriented bounding box trees approach was adopted to detect the collision situations during the derailment. The contact force model was used to calculate the contact force based on a Hertz spring-damper and the Coulomb friction law. Using this model, the post-derailment dynamic behavior of railway vehicles travelling on a railway bridge experiencing earthquake excitations was investigated. First, a seismic response analysis of the railway bridge was conducted in order to obtain the seismic response of the railway bridge; it was subsequently used as the input to the post-derailment dynamic model. Then the derailment postures of the vehicle and contact situations were fully analyzed to understand the post-derailment dynamic behavior of railway vehicles during the earthquake. The obtained results show that the brake disc adopted in the model has the ability to limit the deviation of the wheelsets after the derailment.

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  • Accession Number: 01600149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 2016 9:13AM