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Iman Hazrati Ashtiani, Subhash Rakheja, A. K. W. Ahmed, Jimin Zhang. Hunting Analysis of a Partially-Filled Railway Tank Car

Joint Rail Conference 2015, San Jose, CA, US

General purpose railway tank cars similar to road tankers are known to transport liquid cargo in partial-fill state due to variations in liquid cargo density and governing axle load limits. It is widely reported that the cargo movements constitute additional forces and moments that could strongly affect the wheel-rail interactions and coupling forces, and thereby the directional dynamics of the wagon. In this study, the linear slosh theory is used to describe the liquid cargo movement in the roll plane by a simple pendulum, which is integrated into a comprehensive nonlinear multi-body model of a three-piece truck to study the effects of liquid cargo slosh on lateral dynamics of the tank car. The model also incorporates the nonlinear secondary suspension restoring and damping forces, attributed to friction of the wedges, using the non-smooth contact method in addition to the geometric constraints of various components. The wheel/rail contact forces are simulated considering non-elliptical wheel-rail contact using the FASTSIM algorithm. The lateral dynamic responses of the multi-body model of a freight car with partially filled liquid load and an equivalent rigid cargo are evaluated to study the effect of cargo movement on the critical speed and the wheelset hunting oscillations frequency . The results obtained considering different fill ratios of the liquid cargo suggest that the fluid slosh yields additional damping effect on the lateral dynamics of the car. Liquid cargo movement within partly-filled tank car could thus yield a beneficial influence on the wheelset hunting. This was evidenced from the phase relationship between the lateral oscillations of the pendulum and the bogie/wheelset. Consequently, a partially filled tanker resulted in relatively higher critical hunting velocity compared to that of the wagon with equivalent rigid cargo.

 
 
 

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Sakalo V.I., Sakalo A.V. Criteria for predicting the initiation of rolling contact fatigue damage in the railway wheels and rails

Vestnik of the Railway Research Institute. 2019;78(3):141-148. (In Russian)

https://doi.org/10.21780/2223-9731-2019-78-3-141-148

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V. Sakalo, A. Sakalo, A. Rodikov, S. Tomashevskiy. Computer modeling of processes of wear and accumulation of rolling contact fatigue damage in railway wheels using combined criterion

Wear. Volumes 432–433, August 2019, 102900

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Hongdi Wang, Zigang Deng, Shunshun Ma, Ruixue Sun, Haitao Li, and Jipeng Li. Dynamic Simulation of the HTS Maglev Vehicle-Bridge Coupled System Based on Levitation Force Experiment

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, VOL. 29, NO. 5, AUGUST 2019

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Rang Zhang, Yuanjin Ji, Lihui Ren, Gang Shen. A Straddle Monorail Running Gear with Single-Axle and Rotating Arm Axle Box Suspension

Urban Rail Transit. Published online: 10 October 2017. DOI 10.1007/s40864-017-0067-z

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Pogorelov, D.Yu. INFLUENCE OF DRILLING FLUID ON FREE OSCILLATIONS OF DRILLSTRING

"Oil and Gas business" network edition. 2018. №5. UDC 531.39

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Olshevskiy, A., Kulinichev, N., Olshevskiy, A., Kim, C. W., & Yang, H. I. Efficient three-stage approach to fatigue life assessment for transport machines in the context of stilt sprayer performance

Engineering Failure Analysis. Volume 81, November 2017, Pages 10-30 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2017.06.028

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V. Sakalo, A. Sakalo, S. Tomashevskiy, D. Kerentcev. Computer modelling of process of accumulation of rolling contact fatigue damage in railway wheels.

International Journal of Fatigue, Volume 111, June 2018, Pages 7–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2018.02.002

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Iman Hazrati Ashtiani. Optimization of secondary suspension of three-piece bogie with bevelled friction wedge geometry

International Journal of Rail Transportation, Published online: 09 Jun 2017 DOI 10.1080/23248378.2017.1336652

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Gennady Mikheev, Dmitry Pogorelov and Alexander Rodikov. Methods of Simulation of Railway Wheelset Dynamics taking into account Elasticity

First International Conference on Rail Transportation, Chengdu, China, July 10-12, 2017

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Zhuang QI, Wenlian ZHANG, Pengfei LIU and Qiang LEI. Study on the Dynamics Behaviour and MBS Modeling Method of a Subway Track Detecting Vehicle

First International Conference on Rail Transportation, Chengdu, China, July 10-12, 2017

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Qian XIAO, Chao CHANG, Jifeng ZHENG, Jiao FANG. Prediction of wheel/rail rolling contact wear under the situation of wheel/rail vibration

First International Conference on Rail Transportation, Chengdu, China, July 10-12, 2017

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Jia Xiaohong. Dynamic Performance of Metro Train Passing Through Turnout Branch in Depot

First International Conference on Rail Transportation, Chengdu, China, July 10-12, 2017

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Zhihui Chen, Lei Xu, Wanming Zhai. Investigation on the Detrimental Wavelength of Track Irregularity for the Suspended Monorail Vehicle System

First International Conference on Rail Transportation, Chengdu, China, July 10-12, 2017

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Maksym Spiryagin, Qing Wu & Colin Cole. International benchmarking of longitudinal train dynamics simulators: benchmarking questions

Vehicle System Dynamics, Published online: 11 Jan 2017  DOI: 10.1080/00423114.2016.1270457

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Dmitry Pogorelov et al. Train 3D: the technique for inclusion of three-dimensional models in longitudinal train dynamics and its application in derailment studies and train simulators

Vehicle System Dynamics, Published online: 11 Jan 2017  DOI: 10.1080/00423114.2016.1273532

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Alexander Olshevskiy, Chang-Wan Kim, Hyun-Ik Yang & Alexey Olshevskiy. Wear simulation for the centre plate arrangement of a freight car

Vehicle System Dynamics: International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility. DOI: 10.1080/00423114.2015.1023319

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Iman Hazrati Ashtiani, Subhash Rakheja and AKW Ahmed. Influence of friction wedge characteristics on lateral response and hunting of freight wagons with three-piece bogies

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit 0954409716647095first published on May 3, 2016.  DOI: 10.1177/0954409716647095.

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R. Kovalev, A. Sakalo, V. Yazykov, A. Shamdani, R. Bowey & C. Wakeling (2016): Simulation of longitudinal dynamics of a freight train operating through a car dumper

Vehicle System Dynamics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00423114.2016.1153115

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Iman Hazrati Ashtiani, Mehrnoosh Abedi. Effects of Liquid Cargo on Lateral Stability of B-Train Combination

SAE 2014, Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, Illinois, US

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Iman Hazrati Ashtiani, A. K. W. Ahmed, Subhash Rakheja, Jimin Zhang. Hunting Characteristics of a Freight Car in Presence of Secondary Suspension Non-Smooth Contact Dynamics

ASME Congress 2014, Montreal, Canada

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Iman Hazrati Ashtiani, Subhash Rakheja, A. K. W. Ahmed, Jimin Zhang. Hunting Analysis of a Partially-Filled Railway Tank Car

Joint Rail Conference 2015, San Jose, CA, US

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Iman Hazrati Ashtiani, Subhash Rakheja, A. K. W. Ahmed. Hunting and Derailment Analysis of a Partially-Filled Railway Tank Car

IHHA 2015, Perth, Australia

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Amir Kolaei, Iman Hazrati Ashtiani, Mehrnoosh Abedi, Subhash Rakheja. Applicability of Linear Slosh Theory on Stability of the B-train Combination

IAVSD 2015, Graz, Austria

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D. Pogorelov, O. Dmitrochenko, G. Mikheev, R. Gandikota. Flexible multibody approaches for dynamical simulation of beam structures in drilling.

Proc. of the ASME 2014 10th Int. Conf. on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control, MSNDC2014, August 17-20, 2014, Buffalo, New York, USA. DETC2014-35113.

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D. Pogorelov, G. Mikheev, K. Valiullin, R. Gandikota. Use of multibody system approach for torque and drag analysis of long drill strings.

11th World Congr. on Computat. Mech., July 20-25, 2014, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 688-699.

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O. Dmitrochenko, G. Mikheev, D. Pogorelov, R. Gandikota. A nonlinear finite element for simulation of dynamics of beam structures using multibody system approach.

11th World Congress on  Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI), July 20-25, 2014, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 655-666.

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Kovalev R. Optimizing Multibody Systems: Some Implementations and Results. In Werner Schiehlen and Michael Valasek (eds.)

Preprints of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Virtual Nonlinear Multibody Systems, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, 2002, pp. 107-112

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Pogorelov D. Multibody System Approach in Simulation of Underwater Cable Dynamics.

Programme and Abstracts. EUROMECH 398, Colloquium on Fluid-Structure Interaction in Ocean Engineering, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg, Germany, October 11-14, 1999.

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Pogorelov D. Differential-algebraic equations in multibody system modeling.

Numerical algorithms, pp. 183-194, 1998.

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Klaus-G. Hinzen and Roman Kovalev. Hiller’s seismoscope.

Seismological Research Letters, Volume 81, Number 5, September/October 2010, P. 804-810.

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