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Title: Experimental Investigation of the Influence of Train Velocity and Travel Direction on the Dynamic Behavior of Stiff Common Crossings
Authors: Kovalchuk, Vitalii V.
Sysyn, Mykola P.
Gerber, Ulf
Nabochenko, Olga S.
Zarour, Jandab
Dehne, Stefan
Keywords: railway turnout
common crossing
experimental measurements
dynamic factor
model based analysis
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Niš, Serbia
Citation: Kovalchuk V., Sysyn M., Gerber U., Nabochenko O., Zarour, J., Dehne, S. Experimental Investigation of the Influence of Train Velocity and Travel Direction on the Dynamic Behavior of Stiff Common Crossings. Facta Universitatis. Series: Mechanical Engineering. 2019. Vol. 17, iss. 3. P. 345–356. DOI:
Abstract: EN: Abstract. Common crossing rails are subjected to a rapid deterioration of the rolling surface due to a dynamic loading of trains. The present study is devoted to an experimental study of the displacement and rail strain measurements in the common crossing. The experimental measurements were carried out for two stiff common crossings under the dynamic loading of high-speed train for the velocity range of 54-254 km/h. The results showed 2.5 times increase of the maximal displacements within the velocity range. The absence of the difference in the displacements between the trailing and the facing travel direction is explained with the relative displacement measurements between the rail and the sleeper and the different dynamic impact loading for the wing rail. The proposed model-based analysis of the absolute measurement of rail strain enables us to estimate the dynamic factor under the impact loading. The wing rail for trailing direction is almost twice as highly loaded as the frog rail for the facing direction. The maximal dynamic factor for the trailing direction shows almost no change for the velocities of more than 200 km/h.
Description: V. Kovalchuk: ORCID 0000-0003-4350-1756; M. Sysyn: ORCID 0000-0001-6893--0018; O. Nabochenko: ORCID 0000-0001-6048-2556
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