Dynamic Property Analysis of Rubber Absorber in Rail Fastenings of Different Force Condition


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This paper studies the dynamic property of rubber absorber in rail fastening by electro-hydraulic testing machine. Two different types of rail fastening are tested. In one fastening the rubber component is in compressed condition (RCRF). While in another the rubber is in sheared (RSRF). A nonlinear dynamic model of rubber absorber in rail fastening is proposed. The model parameters are obtained by the least square method. The accuracy of the obtained model is verified by measured result. The two results are in good agreement. The dynamic stiffness and damping are analyzed, and the results show that dynamic stiffness and damping are closely related to the frequency and amplitude of excitation. Nonlinear characteristic becomes greater with increasing excitation amplitude for the both rail fastenings. For different excitation frequency, the vibration reduction effect of RSRF is more stable than that of RCRF.



Edited by:

Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin




S. W. Wang et al., "Dynamic Property Analysis of Rubber Absorber in Rail Fastenings of Different Force Condition", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 877-880, 2012

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November 2012




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