Comparison of wheel-rail contact codes for railway vehicle simulation: an introduction to the Manchester Contact Benchmark and initial results

Shackleton, Philip and Iwnicki, Simon D. (2008) Comparison of wheel-rail contact codes for railway vehicle simulation: an introduction to the Manchester Contact Benchmark and initial results. ISSN 0042-3114

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Abstract

A new benchmark is being undertaken to assess the impact of wheel-rail contact modelling assumptions on the simulation of railway vehicle dynamics. The benchmark is split into two distinct simulation cases: the first, Case A, using a single wheelset to pinpoint the differences between the contact models and the second, Case B, using a simplified railway vehicle to assess the effect of the different contact models on the simulation of vehicle behaviour. After an open discussion of the Case A specification, the initial call for contributions was made in November 2006. The discussion of simulation Case B specifications was opened in April 2007 and to date is ongoing. This paper briefly introduces the new Manchester Contact Benchmark and presents some of the initial findings from simulation Case A.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: Vehicle system dynamics, 2008, vol. 46, no. 1-2, pp. 129-149.
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Engineering and Technology: Rail Technology Unit
Faculties > Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Legacy Research Institutes > Dalton Research Institute > General Engineering
Faculties > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Engineering and Technology: Computer Modelling and Control Group
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2008 10:35
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 01:15
URI: http://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29877

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