On dynamics of the track/vehicle system in presence of inhomogeneous rail supporting parameters

Authors

  • Vilmos Zoller
  • István Zobory
https://doi.org/10.3311/pp.tr.2011-2.06

Abstract

We study the dynamics of the train/track system in case of an inhomogeneous longitudinal subgrade stiffness/damping distribution. Our model consists of a Bernoulli-Euler beam, fixed at infinity, laying on a viscoelastic Winkler foundation of continuously varying stiffness/damping parameters, and a damped oscillatory load moving along the beam at a constant velocity. In order to obtain an approximate, semianalytical solution we build up a new discretization method based on the approximation of the discretized stiffness/damping values by generalized functions. The approximate solutions tend to continuous functions represented in a closed-form, analytical fashion.

Keywords:

railway track dynamics; beam equation; inhomogeneous supporting field

How to Cite

Zoller, V., Zobory, I. (2011) “On dynamics of the track/vehicle system in presence of inhomogeneous rail supporting parameters”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 39(2), pp. 83–85. https://doi.org/10.3311/pp.tr.2011-2.06

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