Influence of switches and crossings on wheel profile evolution in freight vehicles
2014 (English)In: Vehicle System Dynamics, ISSN 0042-3114, Vol. 52, no SI, 317-337 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Wheel reprofiling costs for freight vehicles are a major issue in Sweden, reducing the profitability of freight traffic operations and therefore hindering the modal shift needed for achieving reduced emissions. In order to understand the damage modes in freight vehicles, uniform wear prediction with Archard's wear law has been studied in a two-axle timber transport wagon, and simulation results have been compared to measurements. Challenges of wheel wear prediction in freight wagons are discussed, including the influence of block brakes and switches and crossings. The latter have a major influence on the profile evolution of this case study, so specific simulations are performed and a thorough discussion is carried out.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 52, no SI, 317-337 p.
freight vehicles, wear, switches and crossings
Vehicle Engineering Tribology
Research subject Järnvägsgruppen - Fordonsteknik
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-144037DOI: 10.1080/00423114.2014.898779ISI: 000337582400021ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84901637002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-144037DiVA: diva2:710215
QC 201406172014-04-042014-04-042014-08-13Bibliographically approved