Numerical and Experiment Analysis of Rail Wear
The rolling contact wear is a severe problem and meets with much widespread interest in the world. This paper describes an numerical method and simulation experiment investigation on the rail wear affected by the curve radius and axle load etc. The creep force ,stick/slip areas of contact particles, and friction work of wheel/rail in static condition are analyzed by kalker’s program CONTACT. The effect of curve radius and axle load on rolling wear behaviour of rail is investigated by simulation experiment. The results of numerical and experiment indicates that with the decreasing of curve radius and the increasing of axle load, the wear value of rail increase nonlinearly, especially in the condition of the curve radius is less than 1200m,the wear value of rail increase rapidly. And with the decrease of curve radius, the maximum slippage decrease gradually, and the stick areas decrease while the slip areas increase. The growth speed of friction work of wheel/rail in the condition of smaller curve radius and heavier axle load is faster than in the condition of larger curve radius (straigth line) and lighter axle load.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
C. Y. Wang et al., "Numerical and Experiment Analysis of Rail Wear", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 697-702, 2011