The Influences on Turnout Dynamic Responses due to its Irregularities
A vehicle model and a movable-point simple turnout model were established, and the influences on dynamic responses caused by turnout irregularities when train passes through No.18 turnout was analyzed by using the turnout dynamics simulation software based on finite element method. It shows that turnout dynamic responses are influenced by the combined effects of various types of irregularities, which produce bigger dynamic response than single irregularity. In the turnout devise and use, the distance between slide plate and switch rail or nose rail should be as close as possible, the position arrangements of traction points should be optimized and the insufficient displacement should be eliminated as much as possible; No.18 turnout structure design is reasonable, which can ensure the safety and the stability when train passes over turnout.
Paul P. Lin and Chunliang Zhang
Y. Cao et al., "The Influences on Turnout Dynamic Responses due to its Irregularities", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 105-107, pp. 1181-1186, 2012