On the Impact of the Contact Model on Predicted Traction Forces Developed by Wheels of a Locomotive on Curve

Walter KIK , Reiner MENSSEN , Jerzy Piotrowski


Abstract This paper is concerned with the influence of the contact model on predicted development of traction forces by wheels of a locomotive on curve. Curving of a locomotive developing traction effort has been outlined for regular contact conditions. For realistic, measured wheel/rail profiles two approaches to contact description have been employed: non-Hertzian method used on-line and method using ellipticization of pre-calculated non-Hertzian contact. Traction forces and the axle slip as predicted for these two descriptions have been analyzed and compared.
Author Walter KIK
Walter KIK,,
, Reiner MENSSEN
Reiner MENSSEN,,
, Jerzy Piotrowski IPBM
Jerzy Piotrowski,,
- Institute of Machine Design Fundamentals
Journal seriesVehicle System Dynamics, ISSN 0042-3114
Issue year1998
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00423119808969572
Score (nominal)25
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2006 = 0.302 (2) - 2007=0.682 (5)
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