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Volume 148, 2018International Conference on Engineering Vibration (ICoEV 2017)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Vibration of Solids and Structures under Moving Loads: Modelling and Analysis|
|Published online||02 February 2018|
Analytical approximation of rail bending stress
Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Kraków, Poland
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Phenomena associated with railway dynamics are usually analysed by using numerical approaches due to high computational complexity of such systems. However, classical methods based on analytical modelling are still highly valued and desirable by researchers and railway industry. This paper presents analytical solution representing dynamic response of railway track due to moving train in the case of nonlinear foundation. In published papers, one can find analyses of various characteristics such as velocity and acceleration of vibrations of track layers or bending moments of rails. The approach applied in this paper uses the Fourier transform combined with wavelet based approximation applied to the systems of infinitely long beams. The system of Euler-Bernoulli beams resting on viscoelastic foundation represents two-layer model (or one-layer model) of railway track, commonly used in engineering studies. It is shown that although both methods give good results for displacements, analysis of other characteristics, involving derivatives of higher orders, might lead to wrong results, even in the linear case. Possible reasons of this problem are pointed out. Some modifications of the known dynamic railway track models are proposed for further work.
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