Wheel Rail Interface Handbook Book

Wheel Rail Interface Handbook


  • Author : R. Lewis
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2009-09-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 856
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845696788

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Wheel Rail Interface Handbook Excerpt :

Many of the engineering problems of particular importance to railways arise at interfaces and the safety-critical role of the wheel/rail interface is widely acknowledged. Better understanding of wheel/rail interfaces is therefore critical to improving the capacity, reliability and safety of the railway system. Wheel-rail interface handbook is a one-stop reference for railway engineering practitioners and academic researchers. Part one provides the fundamentals of contact mechanics, wear, fatigue and lubrication as well as state-of-the-art research and emerging technologies related to the wheel/rail interface and its management. Part two offers an overview of industrial practice from several different regions of the world, thereby providing an invaluable international perspective with practitioners’ experience of managing the wheel/rail interface in a variety of environments and circumstances. This comprehensive volume will enable practising railway engineers, in whatever discipline of railway engineering – infrastructure, vehicle design and safety, and so on – to enhance their understanding of wheel/rail issues, which have a major influence on the running of a reliable, efficient and safe railway. One-stop reference on the important topic of wheel rail-interfaces Presents the fundamentals of contact mechanics, wear, fatigue and lubrication Examines state-of-the-art research and emerging technologies related to wheel-rail interface and its management

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics Book

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics


  • Author : Simon Iwnicki
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2006-05-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420004892

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Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics Excerpt :

Understanding the dynamics of railway vehicles, and indeed of the entire vehicle-track system, is critical to ensuring safe and economical operation of modern railways. As the challenges of higher speed and higher loads with very high levels of safety require ever more innovative engineering solutions, better understanding of the technical issues a

Computers in Railways XV Book

Computers in Railways XV


  • Author : C.A. Brebbia
  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-15
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784661236

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Computers in Railways XV Excerpt :

This title incorporates the 15th proceedings of the very successful International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Operation (COMPRAIL) series, which began in Frankfurt 1987 and continued in Rome (1990); Washington (1992); Madrid (1994); Berlin (1996); Lisbon (1998); Bologna (2000); Lemnos (2002); Dresden (2004); Prague (2006); Toledo (2008); Beijing (2010); the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute (2012) and, again in Rome in 2014. The papers presented at this conference aim to update the use of advanced systems, promoting their general awareness throughout the management, design, manufacture and operation of railways and other emerging passenger, freight and transit systems. With the conference attracting a variety of specialists, including railway engineers, designers of advanced train control systems and computer specialists, the book particularly emphasises the use of computer systems in advanced railway engineering. Topics include but are not restricted to: Advanced train control Operations quality; Risk management; Planning and policy; Energy supply and consumption; Communications and signalling; Operational planning; Interface management; Systems integration; Maglev; High speed technology; Interoperability; Passenger flow management; Computer simulations and Driverless and automatic train operation.

The Railway Track and Its Long Term Behaviour Book

The Railway Track and Its Long Term Behaviour


  • Author : Konstantinos Tzanakakis
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-01-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642360510

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The Railway Track and Its Long Term Behaviour Excerpt :

A proper quality of a track and other infrastructure objects represents a basic requirement for train safety and punctuality. Most of the physical systems and their components deteriorate over time. This affects performance and may lead to failures. Albert Einstein said, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” Only if we understand how the whole system works, taking into account its imperfections and how they influence its quality and performance will we be able to learn the rules of the game and “play better.” The book provides the readers with the necessary functional knowledge of track behaviour and comprehensively covers the function of the various track components, their interaction as elements of the track system, as well as the interaction of the track with railway vehicles. By presenting important tools for a deep understanding of track-behaviour this book aims to be a reference guide for infrastructure managers and to help them to find ways improving track quality for optimum long-term behaviour.

Rail Vehicle Mechatronics Book

Rail Vehicle Mechatronics


  • Author : Maksym Spiryagin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000486131

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Rail Vehicle Mechatronics Excerpt :

This unique and up-to-date work surveys the use of mechatronics in rail vehicles, notably traction, braking, communications, data sharing, and control. The results include improved safety, comfort, and fuel efficiency. Mechatronic systems are a key element in modern rail vehicle design and operation. Starting with an overview of mechatronic theory, the book goes on to cover topics including modeling of mechanical and electrical systems for rail vehicles, open and closed loop control systems, sensors, actuators and microprocessors. Modern simulation techniques and examples are included throughout, and numerical experiments and developed models for railway application are presented and explained. Case studies are used, alongside practical examples, to ensure that the reader can apply mechatronic theory to real world conditions. These case studies include modeling of a hybrid locomotive and simplified models of railway vehicle lateral dynamics for suspension control studies. Rail Vehicle Mechatronics provides current and in-depth content for design engineers, operations managers, systems engineers and technical consultants world-wide, working with freight, passenger, and urban transit railway systems.

Track Design Handbook for Light Rail Transit Book

Track Design Handbook for Light Rail Transit


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Transportation Research Board
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Railroad tracks
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309258241

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Track Design Handbook for Light Rail Transit Excerpt :

TCRP report 155 provides guidelines and descriptions for the design of various common types of light rail transit (LRT) track. The track structure types include ballasted track, direct fixation ("ballastless") track, and embedded track. The report considers the characteristics and interfaces of vehicle wheels and rail, tracks and wheel gauges, rail sections, alignments, speeds, and track moduli. The report includes chapters on vehicles, alignment, track structures, track components, special track work, aerial structures/bridges, corrosion control, noise and vibration, signals, traction power, and the integration of LRT track into urban streets.

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks Book

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks


  • Author : Maksym Spiryagin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1388
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351967372

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Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks Excerpt :

The International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks is the leading international gathering of scientists and engineers from academia and industry in the field of ground vehicle dynamics to present and exchange their latest innovations and breakthroughs. Established in Vienna in 1977, the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD) has since held its biennial symposia throughout Europe and in the USA, Canada, Japan, South Africa and China. The main objectives of IAVSD are to promote the development of the science of vehicle dynamics and to encourage engineering applications of this field of science, to inform scientists and engineers on the current state-of-the-art in the field of vehicle dynamics and to broaden contacts among persons and organisations of the various countries engaged in scientific research and development in the field of vehicle dynamics and related areas. IAVSD 2017, the 25th Symposium of the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics was hosted by the Centre for Railway Engineering at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia in August 2017. The symposium focused on the following topics related to road and rail vehicles and trains: dynamics and stability; vibration and comfort; suspension; steering; traction and braking; active safety systems; advanced driver assistance systems; autonomous road and rail vehicles; adhesion and friction; wheel-rail contact; tyre-road interaction; aerodynamics and crosswind; pantograph-catenary dynamics; modelling and simulation; driver-vehicle interaction; field and laboratory testing; vehicle control and mechatronics; performance and optimization; instrumentation and condition monitoring; and environmental considerations. Providing a comprehensive review of the latest innovative developments and practical applications in road and rail vehicle dynamics, the 213 papers now published in these proceedings will contribute greatly to a better understanding of rel

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks Vol 2 Book

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks Vol 2


  • Author : Maksym Spiryagin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351057172

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Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks Vol 2 Excerpt :

The International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks is the leading international gathering of scientists and engineers from academia and industry in the field of ground vehicle dynamics to present and exchange their latest innovations and breakthroughs. Established in Vienna in 1977, the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD) has since held its biennial symposia throughout Europe and in the USA, Canada, Japan, South Africa and China. The main objectives of IAVSD are to promote the development of the science of vehicle dynamics and to encourage engineering applications of this field of science, to inform scientists and engineers on the current state-of-the-art in the field of vehicle dynamics and to broaden contacts among persons and organisations of the various countries engaged in scientific research and development in the field of vehicle dynamics and related areas. IAVSD 2017, the 25th Symposium of the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics was hosted by the Centre for Railway Engineering at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia in August 2017. The symposium focused on the following topics related to road and rail vehicles and trains: dynamics and stability; vibration and comfort; suspension; steering; traction and braking; active safety systems; advanced driver assistance systems; autonomous road and rail vehicles; adhesion and friction; wheel-rail contact; tyre-road interaction; aerodynamics and crosswind; pantograph-catenary dynamics; modelling and simulation; driver-vehicle interaction; field and laboratory testing; vehicle control and mechatronics; performance and optimization; instrumentation and condition monitoring; and environmental considerations. Providing a comprehensive review of the latest innovative developments and practical applications in road and rail vehicle dynamics, the 213 papers now published in these proceedings will contribute greatly to a better understanding of rel

Design and Simulation of Heavy Haul Locomotives and Trains Book

Design and Simulation of Heavy Haul Locomotives and Trains


  • Author : Maksym Spiryagin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 459
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498733540

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Design and Simulation of Heavy Haul Locomotives and Trains Excerpt :

With the increasing demands for safer freight trains operating with higher speed and higher loads, it is necessary to implement methods for controlling longer, heavier trains. This requires a full understanding of the factors that affect their dynamic performance. Simulation techniques allow proposed innovations to be optimised before introducing them into the operational railway environment. Coverage is given to the various types of locomotives used with heavy haul freight trains, along with the various possible configurations of those trains. This book serves as an introductory text for college students, and as a reference for engineers practicing in heavy haul rail network design,

Error Estimation in Wheel Rail Normal Contact Area Measurements Using Pressure Sensitive Film Book

Error Estimation in Wheel Rail Normal Contact Area Measurements Using Pressure Sensitive Film


  • Author : Jagoba Lekue
  • Publisher : Apprimus Wissenschaftsverlag
  • Release Date : 2022-06-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9783985550920

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Error Estimation in Wheel Rail Normal Contact Area Measurements Using Pressure Sensitive Film Excerpt :

This monograph presents a series of research activities with the goal of determining whether pressure measurement films are a suitable tool for a quantitative assessment of the wheel-rail contact area. Firstly, the effect of influential factors such as geometry, applied load and surface roughness on the resulting imprint was thoroughly examined by means of analytically approachable case studies. This allowed a precise determination of the systematic error that alters experimental outcomes. After that, finite element representations of the measurement procedure were explored in order to characterize the measurement deviation based on mechanical principles. By virtue of the excellent reproducibility of the measurement procedure, as well as the meaningful insight obtained from finite element simulations, an empirically calibrated film model that matches experimental outcomes was developed. This was alternately interposed between wheel and rail models to estimate the measurement error originated under typical operation conditions. The results underline the marked dependence of the measurement error on surface roughness but foresee a robust and reliable use of pressure measurement films for validation of wheel-rail contact models as long as both numerical and experimental solutions represent the same reality of interest.

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering  Towards an Integrated Vision Book

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering Towards an Integrated Vision


  • Author : Robby Caspeele
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351857567

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Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering Towards an Integrated Vision Excerpt :

This volume contains the papers presented at IALCCE2018, the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2018), held in Ghent, Belgium, October 28-31, 2018. It consists of a book of extended abstracts and a USB device with full papers including the Fazlur R. Khan lecture, 8 keynote lectures, and 390 technical papers from all over the world. Contributions relate to design, inspection, assessment, maintenance or optimization in the framework of life-cycle analysis of civil engineering structures and infrastructure systems. Life-cycle aspects that are developed and discussed range from structural safety and durability to sustainability, serviceability, robustness and resilience. Applications relate to buildings, bridges and viaducts, highways and runways, tunnels and underground structures, off-shore and marine structures, dams and hydraulic structures, prefabricated design, infrastructure systems, etc. During the IALCCE2018 conference a particular focus is put on the cross-fertilization between different sub-areas of expertise and the development of an overall vision for life-cycle analysis in civil engineering. The aim of the editors is to provide a valuable source of cutting edge information for anyone interested in life-cycle analysis and assessment in civil engineering, including researchers, practising engineers, consultants, contractors, decision makers and representatives from local authorities.

Smart Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring Book

Smart Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring


  • Author : Simon Laflamme
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-11-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039217588

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Smart Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring Excerpt :

Smart sensors are technologies designed to facilitate the monitoring operations. For instance, power consumption can be minimized through on-board processing and smart interrogation algorithms, and state detection enhanced through collaboration between sensor nodes. Applied to structural health monitoring, smart sensors are key enablers of sparse and dense sensor networks capable of monitoring full-scale structures and components. They are also critical in empowering operators with decision making capabilities. The objective of this Special Issue is to generate discussions on the latest advances in research on smart sensing technologies for structural health monitoring applications, with a focus on decision-enabling systems. This Special Issue covers a wide range of related topics such as innovative sensors and sensing technologies for crack, displacement, and sudden event monitoring, sensor optimization, and novel sensor data processing algorithms for damage and defect detection, operational modal analysis, and system identification of a wide variety of structures (bridges, transmission line towers, high-speed trains, masonry light houses, etc.).

Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology Book

Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology


  • Author : George E. Totten
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2006-04-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420003840

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Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology Excerpt :

When it was first published some two decades ago, the original Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology stood on technology's cutting-edge as the first comprehensive reference to assist the emerging science of tribology lubrication. Later, followed by Volume II, Theory and Design and Volume III, Monitoring, Materials, Synthetic Lubricants, and Ap

Structural Integrity Assessment of Engineering Components Under Cyclic Contact Book

Structural Integrity Assessment of Engineering Components Under Cyclic Contact


  • Author : Oleksandra Datsyshyn
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-08-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030230692

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Structural Integrity Assessment of Engineering Components Under Cyclic Contact Excerpt :

This book focuses on surface layers fracture of cyclical contacting bodies (machine parts). Calculation models and calculating procedures of stress-strain states of cyclically contacting solids with cracks, are included. Recommendations for the optimization of operating parameters of joints (contact stresses magnitude, friction/lubrication conditions, materials crack resistance etc) for elements of rolling pairs (wheel–rail systems, backup roll – working roll of rolling mills etc.) and some fretting pairs are formulated.

Fatigue in Railway Infrastructure Book

Fatigue in Railway Infrastructure


  • Author : Mark Robinson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2009-08-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845697020

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Fatigue in Railway Infrastructure Excerpt :

Fatigue is a major issue affecting safety and quality of service in the railway industry. This book reviews key aspects of this important subject. It begins by providing an overview of the subject, discussing fatigue at the wheel-rail interface and in other aspects of infrastructure. It then considers fatigue in railway and tramway track, looking at causes of potential failure in such areas as rails and fixings as well as sleepers. It also reviews failure points in structures such as embankments and cuttings. The book analyses fatigue in railway bridges, looking in particular at masonry arch bridges as well as metal and concrete bridges. Two final chapters review safety and reliability issues affecting escalators and lifts. Fatigue in railway infrastructure is a helpful reference for those in the railway industry responsible for infrastructure maintenance as well as those researching this important subject. Provides a concise review of fatigue in the railway infrastructure Examines the causes of potential failure in rails, fixings and sleepers Analyses fatigue in railway bridges including masonry arch, metal and concrete structures