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Modeling and simulation of freight wagon with special attention to the prediction of track damage
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Rail Vehicles.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8237-5847
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering. TIKAB Strukturmekanik AB.
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Rail Vehicles.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1583-4625
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Rail Vehicles.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6346-6620
2014 (English)In: The international Journal of railway technology, ISSN 2049-5358, E-ISSN 2053-602X, Vol. 3, no 1, 1-36 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper gives an overview of the state of the art of modelling and simulation of freight wagons. The main focus of the paper is to analyse the impact of freight wagons operation on track and wheel damage. Especially experiences of more than 15 years of modelling and simulation of a variety of freight wagons at KTH Royal Institute of Technology are summarized. Different models for the dry friction suspension elements are presented. The challenges of validation arising e.g. from the strong non-linearities and non-smoothness in vehicle models are discussed. Possibilities to use simulation results to predict wheel and track damage like wear, rolling contact fatigue and track settlement are introduced. It is concluded that it is possible to develop simulation models that give relevant results, even though it is more difficult than for passenger vehicles. The results, however, are very sensitive to small changes in the input parameters; therefore a sensitivity analysis regarding some key parameters should always be included in the validation phase of a model.

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Lisbon: Saxe-Coburg Publications , 2014. Vol. 3, no 1, 1-36 p.
Keyword [en]
Freight wagon, simulation, friction damping, running behaviour, track damage, wear, rolling contact fatigue, track access charges
National Category
Vehicle Engineering Reliability and Maintenance Infrastructure Engineering
Research subject
Järnvägsgruppen - Fordonsteknik; Vehicle and Maritime Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-163929OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-163929DiVA: diva2:802658
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QC 20150424

Available from: 2015-04-13 Created: 2015-04-13 Last updated: 2017-12-18Bibliographically approved
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1. On Heavy-Haul Wheel Damages using Vehicle Dynamics Simulation
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On Heavy-Haul Wheel Damages using Vehicle Dynamics Simulation
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Maintenance cost is one of the important issues in railway heavy-haul operations. In most of the cases, these costs are majorly referring to reprofiling and changing the wheels of the locomotives and the wagons. The main reason of the wheel damages is usually severe wear and/or surface initiated rolling contact fatigue (RCF).This work tries to enhance and improve the knowledge of the wheel wear and RCF prediction models using dynamic simulations. While most of the contents of this study can be generalised to other operational networks, this study is focused on the locomotives and wagons of the Swedish iron-ore company LKAB. The trains are operating on the approximately 500 km long IORE line from Luleå to Narvik in the north of Sweden and Norway respectively.Firstly, a literature survey of dynamic modelling of the wagons with various three-piece bogie types is presented. Then, with concentrating on the standard three-piece bogies, parameter studies are carried out to find out what the most important reasons of wheel damages are. Moreover, the long-term stability of wheel profiles of the IORE wagons is analysed. This is done by visualising the wear and RCF evolution on the wheel profiles over 150,000km of simulated running distance.Most of the calculations for the wagons are repeated for the locomotives. However, traction and braking are also considered in the simulation model and their effects on wheel damages are briefly studied. To improve the accuracy of the wheel damage analysis, a newly developed algorithm called FaStrip is used to solve the tangential contact problem instead of FASTSIM. The damage prediction model developed in the thesis is used to study the effects of increasing axle load, correcting the track gauge, limiting the electro-dynamic braking and using a harder wheel material on the wheel life. Furthermore, a new method is developed to predict the running distance between two consecutive reprofilings due to severe surface initiated fatigue. The method is based on shakedown analysis and laboratory tests.Most of the research works in wear calculation are limited to two approaches known as wear number and Archard methods. The correlation between these two methods is studied. The possibility of using the relation between the two methods for the wear calculation process is investigated mainly to reduce the calculation time for wheel profile optimisation models.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2017. 93 p.
Series
TRITA-AVE, ISSN 1651-7660
Keyword
wear, RCF, rolling contact, traction, braking, heavy-haul, FASTSIM, FaStrip
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Vehicle and Maritime Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-220344 (URN)978-91-7729-655-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2018-02-06, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)
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QC 20171219

Available from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2017-12-21Bibliographically approved

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