A Study of Wheel Flange Partial Wear Problem of Heavy Haul Locomotive
Aimed to wheel flange partial wear problem, the heavy haul train dynamic model was setup, and the coupler and buffer system was setup in detail. The dynamic performance of the train under the longitudinal coupler press force was simulated. The wheel/rail lateral force and wheel flange wear were analyses. Simulation results shown that the front locomotive will suffer a big longitudinal press force for the delay of the brake force transfer; this will lead the rotation of the coupler. The lateral force will apply to the car body at the position of coupler, which was caused by the longitudinal coupler force and the rotation angle of the coupler, then the wheel flange partial wear were induced as a result.
Helen Zhang, Gang Shen and David Jin
W. H. Ma et al., "A Study of Wheel Flange Partial Wear Problem of Heavy Haul Locomotive", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 204-210, pp. 241-244, 2011