Dynamic Problems of Railway Vehicles

Study program: Mechanical engineering
Type and level of studies: Doctoral studies
Course unit: pdfDynamic Problems of Railway Vehicles
Course code: DS21006
Teacher in charge: Prof. Dr. Dragan Petrović
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: Higher level of knowledge of mathematics and mechanics.
Semester: Spring
Course unit objective:
Gaining of higher level of knowledge in the field of rail vehicle dynamics.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Training for solving the problems in the field of calculation and analysis of the dynamic behaviour of railway vehicles and their structural parts.
Course unit contents
Theoretical classes  
Introductory remarks. Railway track and its characteristics. Classification and characteristics of railway vehicles. Main structural parts of railway vehicles and their characteristics. Vehicle-track interaction. Modelling and dynamic analysis of railway vehicles. Advanced techniques of modelling of railway vehicles. Wheel-rail interaction.  Guidance of wheelset in the track. Equivalent conicity. Klingel equation. Running on the tangent track. Running in the curve. Friction forces in the wheel-rail interaction. Contact theory of Kalker. Dynamic stability of railway vehicle of the track. Wheel-rail contact forces and derailment. Vehicle turnover. Aerodynamic influences on the vehicle. Railway vehicles impact. Wheel-rail wear. Quiet running and running stability of railway vehicle. Railway vehicles gauging. Dynamic calculations in the design of railway vehicles. Experimental methods of testing of rail vehicle dynamics.
Practical classes
Examples of dynamic problems of railway vehicles.
E. Andersson, M. Berg, S. Stichel, Rail Vehicle Dynamics, Railway Group KTH, Stockholm, 2007.
S.D. Iwnicki, Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, 2006.