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Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 67-77, DOI: https://doi.org/10.20858/tp.2016.11.2.7
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Received Date : 20-January-2015 / Accepted: 02-June-2016 / Published Online: 02-February-2017
Summary. The conditions for the operation of railway systems are closely related to the increase of the commercial demand; as a consequence, the performance of the structural elements of railways changes. The present paper focuses on a study of the structural behaviour of bolster-beams under commercial operation conditions of railway systems, specifically in the dynamic conditions generated in events of over-traction and over-braking on the vehicle running. The proposed work is constructed based on the following phases: (i) analysis of the kinematics of the vehicle; (ii) development of numerical models, a model based on the multibody theory, and a Finite Elements model; (iii) development of experimental field tests; and (iv) development of simulations for a detailed analysis of the structural behaviour for a study of the strain distribution in the main bolster-beam. This study is applied to a particular case of a railway system that
provides commercial service to passengers.
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