Moving model tests on transient pressure and micro-pressure wave distribution induced by train passing through tunnel

Using a 1:20 scale moving model device, pressure distributions on train and tunnel surfaces, and the distribution of micro-pressure waves within 50 m of tunnel exits were investigated. In addition, the effects of train speeds on the transient pressures and micro-pressure waves were analyzed. The results revealed that the effect of the train speed on Pₘᵢₙ values was more significant than that on Pₘₐₓ values, on the train surface. Significant differences between symmetrical measurement points located on the same cross section of the tunnel with double tracks could be observed. Moreover, similar differences between symmetrical points located on the same cross section in the streamlined zone of the model train were observed and analyzed. The pressure changes in the measurement points located on the same cross section of the train body, other than the streamlined zone, were approximately coincident. The differences between the Pₘᵢₙ values of measurement points located on different cross sections of the tunnel determined the differences between the ΔP values of these measurement points. The micro-pressure waves were approximately equal for measurement points located on the same cross section. Moreover, linearity decreased when the distance between the measurement points and the tunnel exit increased.


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  • Accession Number: 01718463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2019 3:05PM