An analysis of the mechanics and dynamics of a railroad vehicle wheelset during flange contact and wheelclimb derailment is presented. The theoretical model includes wheelset lateral, vertical, roll, yaw, and axle rotation degrees of freedom, plus lateral displacement of the truck frame. The equations of motion are based on the kinematics and dynamics of the wheelset subject to constraints imposed by wheel/rail contact geometry.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Karmel, A
    • Sweet, L M
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 680-686
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392821
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 1985 12:00AM