PROPAGATION OF WAVES IN A SEMI-INFINITE CHAIN OF MATERIAL POINTS AND SPRINGS REPRESENTING A LONG TRAIN

The dynamical behavior of the longitudinal motion of a long train on which tractive or braking forces apply, often is investigated by representing the train by a model consisting of a continuous bar in which longitudinal vibrations can occur. In the present publication a model consisting of a chain of material points and springs is proposed. It can be investigated by means of difference equation methods and of Laplace transformations. In certain respects the discrepancies of the results with those obtained for a continuous model, are considerable and it may be concluded that a more complete investigation of the discrete model is necessary.

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    Swets and Zeitlinger BV

    3476 Heerweg, Publications Department
    Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • de Pater, A D
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Pagination: p. 123-140
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  • Accession Number: 00096597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM