The dynamics of European two-axle railway freight wagons with UIC standard suspension

Mark Hoffmann, Hans True

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    Abstract

    The dynamics of two-axle railway freight wagons with the UIC standard Suspension is investigated theoretically and the dynamic behaviour is explained. Fully nonlinear models are considered. The hysteresis from dry friction and the effect of impacts between elements of the suspension are included. Different wheel-rail geometries are investigated and the results commented. Bifurcation diagrams ale used to describe the eigen-dynamics of the wagons.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalVehicle System Dynamics
    Volume46
    Issue number1-2
    Pages (from-to)225-236
    ISSN0042-3114
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • nonlinear dynamics
    • non-smooth dynamics
    • railway vehicle dynamics

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