Title: Train-structure interaction: measurement in the subway of Milan

Authors: Marco Bocciolone, Alfredo Cigada, Marzio Falco

Addresses: Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32, 20133 Milano, Italy. ' Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32, 20133 Milano, Italy. ' Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32, 20133 Milano, Italy

Abstract: An example of train-substructure interaction is presented in this paper, which deals with some experimental tests carried out on the third line of Milan|s subway. This line is mainly equipped with the |Vienna| substructure, which is a double elastic layered one, with good performances in terms of noise and vibration reduction, but sometimes exhibiting problems associated with its high compliance.

Keywords: gauge narrowing; sleeper bending; train-structure interaction; vibration measurement; Milan; Italy; underground trains; subway trains; noise; vibration; train speeds; passenger comfort.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.1999.054501

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 1999 Vol.6 No.1/2/3/4, pp.28 - 45

Published online: 30 May 2013 *

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