Structural Analysis of 3D High-Speed Train-Bridge Interactions for Simple Train Load Models

Three-dimensional models are developed for analyzing the dynamic interaction that occurs between high-speed trains and bridges. The reliability and accuracy of developed models are verified by comparing the results from analyzing field tests on high-speed trains. A number of train load models are proposed and their performances are compared in order to identify possible models that would reduce the computational and modeling efforts while maintaining suitable accuracy. The results show that at least 16 cars out of a 20-car train should be modeled to achieve results that are comparable to those obtained using the highly detailed 20-car model. Regarding the simplified train load model, more accurate results are obtained employing the 3D moving vehicle model for power cars, the heaviest cars of a high-speed trainset, and a moving force model for other cars, power passenger cars, and passenger cars, compared with highly detailed 20-car model.


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  • Accession Number: 01151256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 26 2010 2:00AM