IJMTES – NONLINEAR VIBRATION ANALYSIS OF CONVENTIONAL TRAIN

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Author’s Name : A Sridhar | J Venkatesh | P Pascal Jayaseelanunnamed

Volume 03 Issue 01 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 5-9

Abstract – Trains are mass transport system and used to transport goods. People living in rural areas are shifting into cities for performing their daily task in the companies and offices, as the companies were switched in the inner part of the city. Because of this reason cities are overcrowding at a faster rate and high speed trains are required for people who are travelling long distance. Therefore, high speed trains need to manage in the traveling crowd and to minimize the travel time. The objective of this project is to improve the speed of the trains. The design of a high speed trains very complex due to the dynamics involved. Conventional linear theory is not adequate to deal with this kind of situation. The collapse of the Banana Bridge in the USA is the classical example of the failure of linear based design. The project deals with vibration analysis of the vehicle and track models by dynamics theory. The dynamic performance of the vehicle and track simulated using MATLAB and also to be compare the dynamic performance of the smooth surface wheel set and irregular surface wheel set using simple experimental setup. Finally, we give some recommendations for safe and effective design of conventional trains.

Keywords— High Speed Trains, Dynamics, Vibration Analysis, MATLAB, Wheels

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