Prediction of wheel profile wear and crack growth: Comparisons with measurements
2015 (English)In: CM 2015 - 10th International Conference on Contact Mechanics of Wheel / Rail Systems, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)Text
A model which can predict the surface crack length and crack depth in rails was developed in a previous study by the authors1. In the present study, this crack prediction model in combination with a wear prediction model is verified against wheel measurements. For a period of 15 months, the wheels of three units of a Stockholm commuter train were measured with respect to wear and crack development. Vehicle-track dynamics simulations were used to calculate the forces and contact positions for the wear and crack prediction models. It can be concluded that the wear prediction model gives reasonable results, especially considering the large scatter in the wheel profile measurements. Although the crack prediction model had to be adjusted for the current wheel application, the results appear promising.
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Cracks, Deformation, Forecasting, Surface defects, Vehicle wheels, Commuter trains, Comparisons with measurements, Contact position, Crack development, Crack prediction, Track dynamics, Wear-prediction models, Wheel profile wears, Wheels
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-187505ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84963626675OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-187505DiVA: diva2:937394
10th International Conference on Contact Mechanics of Wheel / Rail Systems, CM 2015, 30 August 2015 through 3 September 2015
QC 201606152016-06-152016-05-252016-06-15Bibliographically approved