Several mechanical models have been developed to simulate the dynamic action of railway vehicles moving along railway bridges. Vehicles are very complex mechanical systems with a number of degrees of freedom, linear and non-linear springs and damping. Modern vehicles possess also clearly differentiated unsprung and sprung masses. Therefore, with respect to the purpose of the analysis, several mechanical models have been set up to idealize the basic properties of the dynamic movement of the vehicle. The behavior of the vehicle is described by a system of ordinary differential equations of second order with variable parameters.

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    Swets and Zeitlinger BV

    3476 Heerweg, Publications Department
    Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Fryba, L
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Pagination: p. 208-210
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  • Accession Number: 00129292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM