A COMPUTER METHOD FOR CALCULATING DYNAMIC RESPONSES OF NONLINEAR FLEXIBLE RAIL VEHICLES

This paper discusses a digital computer program which is capable of simulating rolling, heaving, pitching, swaying, and yawing motions of rail vehicles in response to track irregularities. Effects of several types of nonlinearities, such as coulomb damping, wheel-rail separation, and nonlinear spring force-deflection characteristics, are taken into account. The method of superposition of normal modes is used to analyze the effects of car body flexibility. The program has been validated by comparison with experimental data. Several examples of the correlation with test data for the rock and roll problem are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 1976 Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Technical Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 6-8, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Healy, M J
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 76-RT-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM