Durability Analysis of the Reduction Gear for High Speed Train Considering Driving Histories
To assure the safety of the power bogies for train, it is important to perform the durability analysis of reduction gear considering a variation of velocity and traction motor capability. In this study, two types of applied load histories were constructed from driving histories considering the tractive effort and the train running curves by using dynamic analysis software (MSC.ADAMS). Moreover, this study was performed by evaluating fatigue damage of the reduction gears for rolling stock using durability analysis software (MSC.FATIGUE). The finite element model for evaluating the carburizing effect on the gear surface was used for predicting the fatigue life of the gears. The results showed that the fatigue life of the reduction gear would decrease with an increasing numbers of stops at station.
C. S. Kim and G. H. Kang, "Durability Analysis of the Reduction Gear for High Speed Train Considering Driving Histories", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 586, pp. 269-273, 2012