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Volume 216, 2018X International Scientific and Technical Conference “Polytransport Systems”
|Number of page(s)
|Transportation Management and Transport Economy
|17 October 2018
Movement of a railway car rolling down a classification hump with a tailwind
Ural State University of Railway Transport, 620034 Yekaterinburg, Russia
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The purpose of this paper is to calculate kinematic parameters of a railway car moving with a tailwind for designing a classification hump. The calculation of kinematic parameters is based on the d'Alembert principle, and the physical speed and distance formula for uniformly accelerated or uniformly decelerated motions of a body. By determining a difference between two components - gravitational force of a car and the resistance force of all kinds (frictional resistance, air and wind resistance, resistance from switches and curves, snow and frost resistance), which take place at different sections of a hump profile, the authors calculated the car acceleration at various types of car resistance, as well as time and speed of its movement. Acceleration, time and speed were plotted as a function of the length of a hump profile section. The research results suggest that permissible impact velocities of cars can be achieved by changing profiles of projected hump sections or by using additional hump retarders.
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