By Ahmed A. Shabana
The equipment of computational mechanics were used generally in modeling many actual platforms. using multibody-system concepts, particularly, has been utilized effectively within the research of varied, essentially various purposes. Railroad motor vehicle Dynamics: A Computational technique provides a computational multibody-system technique that may be used to increase advanced versions of railroad automobile platforms. The e-book examines a number of computational multibody-system formulations and discusses their machine implementation. The computational algorithms in accordance with those basic formulations can be utilized to advance normal- and special-purpose railroad motor vehicle desktop courses to be used within the research of railroad automobile platforms, together with the examine of derailment and twist of fate situations, layout concerns, and function overview. The authors concentrate on the advance of totally nonlinear formulations, supported by way of an evidence of the constraints of the linearized formulations which are usually utilized in the research of railroad car structures. The chapters of the publication are equipped to lead readers from easy options and definitions via a last figuring out of the application of totally nonlinear multibody- approach formulations within the research of railroad motor vehicle platforms. Railroad motor vehicle Dynamics: A Computational method is a worthy reference for researchers and working towards engineers who more often than not use general-purpose, multibody-system computing device courses within the research, layout, and function evaluate of railroad automobile platforms.
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While Hertz’s theory is developed for a static case and assumes frictionless contact, the use of the Hertz theory to determine the shape and dimension of the contact area is widely accepted by the railroad vehicle research community. Hertz’s contact theory as well as several wheel/rail creep-force theories are discussed in more detail in Chapter 4. 5 GENERAL MULTIBODY RAILROAD VEHICLE FORMULATIONS By establishing a procedure for determining the normal and tangential creep forces as well as the creep spin moment, such a procedure can be systematically implemented in a general multibody system algorithm that can be used in the analysis of railroad vehicle models that include significant details.
In the discussion presented here and in Chapter 4, only the contact between one wheel and one rail is considered in order to focus on the procedure used for solving the contact problem. In the following section and in Chapter 5, the use of the contact formulation in general multibody system algorithms is discussed. Various contact models are used in different computer formulations to describe the wheel/rail interaction. In general, the contact between two rigid bodies can be at a single point or area, depending on the shape of the two bodies.
Fm Page 24 Thursday, May 31, 2007 2:25 PM 24 Railroad Vehicle Dynamics: A Computational Approach creepages. The basic assumptions used to derive the linearized creepages are summarized. It is shown that these assumptions are automatically satisfied if the roll angle is assumed to be zero. , 2006). This explains the significant differences between the railroad vehicle results predicted using computer codes that are based on fully nonlinear formulations and those codes that employ kinematic linearization of the creepages.
Railroad vehicle dynamics: a computational approach by Ahmed A. Shabana