USE OF MODERN METHODS OF CALCULATION FOR DETERMINING STRESSES AND DEFORMATIONS IN WHEELSETS

A series of computations is being presented to illustrate the possibilities offered by the use of a computer programme to set up stress and deformation analysis of wheelsets according to the finite element method. After a short description of the "ANTRAS" system, the first part of the study deals with the influence of a monobloc wheel web shape on the stress distributionand axial deformation of a wheel. The computations refer to three typical shapes and consider two load conditions exposing the wheel centre to heavy stresses. The second part deals with the ascertainment of stresses in wheelset axles. The computational method is also suited for difficult detail investigations of critical wheelset areas. This is being substaintiated by computations of shrinking and centrifugal forces in hollow axles and the bending stresses at the fillets of the axles caused by wheel load and lateral force.

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    Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung

    Luetzowstrasse 105-196
    1 Berlin 30,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Raquet, E
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 249-255
  • Serial:
    • Glasers Annalen ZEV
    • Volume: 99
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung
    • ISSN: 0373-322X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129265
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM