Title: Forces on railway track due to high speed tilting trains

Authors: S.J. Cox

Addresses: Pandrol Rail Fastenings Ltd., 63 Station Rd., Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2AR, UK

Abstract: The paper describes measurements of the deflection of the track fastening system under a number of test runs of the Italian Pendolino train at different speeds on a curve on Finnish Railways (VR). The effects of changes in speed on the deflection of the fastening are discussed. The use of a mathematical model to infer the loads which must have been applied to the track to result in the deflections measured is described.

Keywords: railway track performance; railway track dynamics; high-speed trains; tilting trains; railways; mathematical modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.1999.054628

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 1999 Vol.6 No.1/2/3/4, pp.66 - 74

Published online: 18 Jun 2013 *

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