RAIL FORCE STRESSES DUE TO Y AND Q FORCES COMPUTATION METHODS
Two methods are described to determine the maximum acceptable principal stresses in a rail outside the Hertzian contact area, these methods being simpler than the finite element method. In most cases the theory of a continuously supported bending beam with infinite length is used for this type of loading. The problem is that torsion can be transmitted in two different ways as lateral forces in the head and foot of the rail, and as free-buckling torsion. This phenomenon is studied with two models: in the first, rail support is assumed to have continuous elasticity, the second, is based on a support with discrete elasticity. In addition, the problem of the boundary conditions is analysed.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Dubbeldam, J W
- Publication Date: 1980-1
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 26 p.
- TRT Terms: L/V ratio; Loads; Mathematical models; Rail (Railroads); Rolling contact; Stresses; Torsion; Train track dynamics; Wheels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Lateral loads; Vertical loads
- Old TRIS Terms: Question dt104 (C138); Rail stress
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00053385
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: DT 104 (C 138)E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM