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Design and optimisation of wheel-rail profiles for adhesion improvement

Liu, B, Mei, TX and Bruni, S 2016, 'Design and optimisation of wheel-rail profiles for adhesion improvement' , Vehicle System Dynamics, 54 (3) , pp. 429-444.

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Abstract

This paper describes a study for the optimisation of the wheel profile in wheel-rail system to increase the overall level of adhesion available at the contact interface, in particular to investigate how the wheel and rail profile combination may be designed to ensure the improved delivery of tractive/braking forces even in poor contact conditions. The research focuses on the geometric combination of both wheel and rail profiles to establish how the contact interface may be optimised to increase the adhesion level, but also to investigate how the change in the property of the contact mechanics at the wheel-rail interface may also lead to changes in the vehicle dynamic behavior.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Vehicle System Dynamics
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0042-3114
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: WM Taylor
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2016 13:11
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 17:13
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/37695

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