MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 137, 2017Modern Technologies in Manufacturing (MTeM 2017 - AMaTUC)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||22 November 2017|
System for measurement of interaction forces between wheel and rail for railway vehicles
1 SC Softronic SRL, R&D Department, Craiova, No.40, Dolj, Romania
2 Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Sector 6, Splaiul Independentei, No. 313, Romania
3 Romanian Railway Authority, Calea Grivitei, No. 393, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
4 INMA Bucharest, Sector 1, Blv. Ion Ionescu de la Brad, No. 6, Romania
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Determination of the interaction forces between wheel and rail of railway vehicles is essential for assessment of the vehicle dynamic characteristics from point of view of running safety and rail loading as well as for approval the vehicle and alignment them to the Technical Specification for Interoperability. The direct measurement of transverse and vertical interaction forces using the existing full-disk wheel is practical impossible due to the impossibility of separating the two types of forces. To avoid this impediment it was realized a measuring wheelset fitted with 12 spokes achieved as force transducers for measurement of the vertical forces and 12 spokes achieved as force transducers for measurement of the transverse forces. The measuring wheelset was calibrated as a force transducer and was used to determine the wheel and rail interaction forces for LE-MA 6000kW electric locomotive made by Softronic Craiova. The article presents the measuring wheelset, the calibration principle and the calibration characteristics as well as some time history of the main parameters which characterize the running safety and rail loading, determined in the on-track tests.
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