Getting to the root of wheel wear

Enblom, Roger
March 2010
Railway Gazette International;Mar2010, Vol. 166 Issue 3, p35
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the development of a simulation model to predict wheel wear, conducted at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and sponsored by Bombardier. It states that there is a complexity in a mechanism known as the wear process. Information on the ability of wheel-rail contact models to measure contact forces for system equilibrium is also presented.


Related Articles

  • Analysis of railway wheel rolling process based on three-dimensional simulation. Shen, Xiaohui; Yan, Jun; An, Tao; Xu, Zhangze; Zhang, Jing // International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology;Apr2014, Vol. 72 Issue 1-4, p179 

    Rolling is one of the key stages of railway wheel hot forming process. In this work, a three-dimensional finite element analysis on wheel vertical rolling process based on some strategies proposed has been carried out by using FE code SuperForm. In modeling, a virtual mandrel is exploited in the...

  • THE WHEEL-RAIL CONTACT FRICTION INFLUENCE ON HIGH SPEED VEHICLE MODEL STABILITY. DUSZA, Mirosław // Transport Problems: an International Scientific Journal;2015, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p73 

    Right estimating of the coefficient of friction between the wheel and rail is essential in modelling rail vehicle dynamics. Constant value of coefficient of friction is the typical assumption in theoretical studies. But it is obvious that in real circumstances a few factors may have significant...

  • Wear Prediction in Wheel-Rail Contact under Partial Slip Conditions. GAVRILA, George; CRETU, Spiridon; BENCHEA, Marcelin // Applied Mechanics & Materials;2014, Issue 658, p317 

    This paper presents a numerical model to calculate wear during rolling contact due to micro-slip. Having as initial condition a corrugated rail it is shown the influence of the corrugation wavelength and the dynamic effects of the normal force on the wear creation. Experimental results are...

  • Experimental and Numerical Simulation of Wheel-Rail Adhesion and Wear Using a Scaled Roller Rig and a Real-Time Contact Code. Bosso, Nicola; Zampieri, Nicolò // Shock & Vibration;2014, p1 

    The work shows the use of a scaled roller rig to validate a real time wheel-rail contact code developed to study the wheel rail adhesion and the wear evolution. The code allows the profiles to change at each time step in order to take into account the material loss due to the wear process. The...

  • Analysis and Simulation of New Wheel Pair Construction. Shiler, Alexander // Annals of DAAAM & Proceedings;2014, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p1714 

    For development of railway transport it is important to have reliable, power effective cars. Cars reliability and efficiency strongly depend on a wheel pair construction. To satisfy these needs a wheel pair for a new cars generation was designed. New design has following features: flexible...

  • The Midas touch. Winter, Drew // Ward's Auto World;Aug95, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p42 

    Reports on the popularity of chromed wheels in the automobile industry. Estimated price; Supplier's promise to produce of more chromed wheels; Limited use.

  • SPLIT RIM WHEELS HAVE SPLIT.  // PS: Preventive Maintenance Monthly;Sep2003, Issue 610, p10 

    Focuses on the safety concerns for the old HEMTT split rim wheels. Order of spare parts; Requirement for tubeless tire; Avoidance of interference.

  • HYPERVENTILATING HYPERLINKS.  // AutoWeek;10/13/2014, Vol. 64 Issue 20, p56 

    The article offers advice of storing wheel cars suggesting wheels of a 1973 Chevrolet car.

  • Track and wheel standards: Part 3. STRONG, KEVIN // Garden Railways;Oct2015, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p12 

    The article discusses the reasons behind the derailments of railroad trains including out-of-gauge wheels, plastic sleeves on wheels and shallow flanges.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics