Study on Using Numerical Method to Predict Wear Volume of Rail


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This paper describes an numerical method and simulation experiment investigation on the rail wear affected by the curve radius and axle load etc. the effects of curve radius and axle load on The effects of axle load and curve radius on total slippage of contact particles and friction work of wheel/rail are investigated with numerical methods 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. It is indicated that axle load and curve radius are important factors to effect rolling contact wear of wheel-rail, and there is a linear relationship between wear volume of rail and friction work of wheel/rail; The preliminary empirical formula between wear volume of rail sample and friction work is given by analysis the experimental and calculation results, the formula offers a certain reference value for researching wear of wheel-rail and predicting wear volume of rail.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 335-336)

Edited by:

Yun-Hae Kim, Prasad Yarlagadda, Xiaodong Zhang and Zhijiu Ai






C. Y. Wang et al., "Study on Using Numerical Method to Predict Wear Volume of Rail", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 335-336, pp. 339-342, 2011

Online since:

September 2011




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