Coupling the "sandwich" track model to a commercial dynamic vehicle model

Shelby Stigers, Yin Gao, Hai Huang

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Most commercial vehicle dynamic modeling programs do not have, or have a very limited, track component. Today, most track dynamic models do not have a detailed vehicle model either. Assumptions have to be made to simulate the vehicle and track performances when using those programs. For instance, a predefined wheel-rail contact force is normally assumed as the input for both vehicle and track models. This research aims to integrate a previously developed "Sandwich" dynamic track model to a detailed vehicle model in a commercially available program so that a vehicle-track dynamic interaction can be realistically simulated. Case studies will be presented to demonstrate the coupling effect and the results will help us better understand the vehicle and track behavior under different riding conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2014
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)9780791845356
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2014 - Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2014Apr 4 2014

Publication series

Name2014 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2014


Other2014 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityColorado Springs, CO

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Transportation


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