Dynamic Performance of Vehicle-Turnout-Bridge Coupling System in High-Speed Railway
In order to study dynamic behavior of vehicle-turnout-bridge coupling system, a vehicle-turnout-bridge dynamic analysis model is established by employing the dynamic finite element method (FEM). When No.18 crossover turnouts(with a speed of 350km/h) are laid symmetrically on the 6×32m continuous beam, influences of turnout/bridge relative position and wheel/rail contact relation in turnout zone on the system dynamic responses are analyzed. The result shows that: wheel/rail contact of turnout zone (especially the frog) has great effect on dynamic responses of turnout on bridge, thus the nose rail height of frog should be optimized to mitigate the wheel load transition and its longitudinal gradient. In terms of the 32m-span continuous beam, the best relative position is frog part of turnout arranged in the range of 1/8 and 1/4 of span.
Shaobo Zhong, Yimin Cheng and Xilong Qu
R. Chen et al., "Dynamic Performance of Vehicle-Turnout-Bridge Coupling System in High-Speed Railway", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 50-51, pp. 654-658, 2011