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Volume 254, 2019XXIII Polish-Slovak Scientific Conference on Machine Modelling and Simulations (MMS 2018)
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Section||Machine Dynamics and Multibody Systems Simulations|
|Published online||15 January 2019|
Analysis of a tram car ride when passing point frog and when entering curve by specific rail geometry
Department of Transport and Handling Machines, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zilina, Univerzitna 8215/1, 010 26 Zilina, Slovak Republic
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In urban railway environments, the problem of tramcars passing small radius arches appears to be topical. In this regard, the authors proposed that the wheelsets should be complemented on the outer side of the wheels with a second tread of a lower radius, intended exclusively for ride in arches of the track with a radius which the conventional wheelsets cannot even theoretically pass without creep. The complemented wheel tread enters into operation (or out of action) as a result of passing over a specially shaped rail located in the intersections before and behind the small radius arc. In this process, there is a change in the wheel-rail contact location similar to what is commonly used when riding on a facing rail located in the immediate vicinity of the point frog. The paper deals with the comparison of these two cases based on a simulation analysis of vehicle ride. It can be evaluated, that changing the contact point when entering the arc by means of the proposed rails takes place in a more favourable way. It is possible to assume nearly 4 times longer service life of the proposed shaped rail than the one of a frog point.
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