Computer-Aided Wheel Profile Design for Railway Vehicles

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Imtiaz-ul-Haque, D. A. Latimer, E. H. Law

Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

J. Eng. Ind 111(3), 288-291 (Aug 01, 1989) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3188761 History: Online July 30, 2009


Wheel-rail geometry parameters strongly affect the dynamic performance of rail vehicles through their influence on the interaction forces between the wheel and rail. This paper presents an approach that uses nonlinear programming and optimization methods to systematically design wheel profiles that satisfy dynamic performance and wear constraints for conventional rail vehicles. Theoretical studies conducted to this point indicate this approach to be feasible.

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