Dynamic Properties of High-Speed Turnouts under Foundation Settlement


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Foundation settlement of high-speed turnouts has a significant impact on its security serve status. Based on the general finite element software ABQUS, a vehicle-turnout-roadbed coupled dynamic model was built, and the dynamic properties of NO.18 movable-point turnout were analyzed in this paper. The result shows that: the acceleration of switch rail and nose rail is larger than that of track in common section under foundation settlement; large vibration and deformation of the track structure arise when the vehicle is going through, meanwhile the peak of foundation lateral vibration response is higher than that of vibration caused by the vehicle passing switch rail. The derailment coefficient, rate of rail load reduction, the acceleration and displacement of track plate and foundation all increase with the settlement of foundation. On the contrary, they reduce as the length of subtense. Also, the dynamic response of high-speed turnout grows along with the speed of the increasing under foundation settlement.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 671-674)

Edited by:

Yong Huang, Tai Bao and Hong Wang




X. P. Cai et al., "Dynamic Properties of High-Speed Turnouts under Foundation Settlement", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 671-674, pp. 1174-1178, 2013

Online since:

March 2013




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