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Mathematical Foundation of Railroad Vehicle Systems: Geometry and Mechanics

Mathematical Foundation of Railroad Vehicle Systems: Geometry and Mechanics

Publisher John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Year 18/02/2021
Pages 384
Version hardback
Readership level Professional and scholarly
ISBN 9781119689041
Categories Engineering: general, Civil engineering, surveying & building
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MASTER AND INTEGRATE THE GEOMETRY AND MECHANICS OF RAILROAD VEHICLE SYSTEM ENGINEERING WITH ONE PRACTICAL RESOURCE Mathematical Foundation of Railroad Vehicle Systems: Geometry and Mechanics delivers a comprehensive treatment of the mathematical foundations of railroad vehicle systems. The book includes a strong emphasis on the integration of geometry and mechanics to create an accurate and accessible formulation of nonlinear dynamic equations and general computational algorithms that can be effectively used in the virtual prototyping, analysis, design, and performance evaluation of railroad vehicle systems. Using basic concepts, formulations, and computational algorithms, including mechanics-based approaches like the absolute nodal coordinate formulation (ANCF), readers will understand how to integrate the geometry and mechanics of railroad vehicle systems. The book also discusses new problems and issues in this area and describes how geometric and mechanical approaches can be used in derailment investigations. Mathematical Foundation of Railroad Vehicle Systems covers: The mathematical foundation of railroad vehicle systems through the integration of geometry and mechanics Basic concepts, formulations, and computational algorithms used in railroad vehicle system dynamics New mechanics-based approaches, like the ANCF, and their use to achieve an integration of geometry and mechanics Use of geometry and mechanics to study derailments New problems and issues in the area of railroad vehicle systems Designed for researchers and practicing engineers who work with railroad vehicle systems, Mathematical Foundation of Railroad Vehicle Systems: Geometry and Mechanics can also be used in senior undergraduate and graduate mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering programs and courses.

Mathematical Foundation of Railroad Vehicle Systems: Geometry and Mechanics

Table of contents



1.1 Differential Geometry

1.2 Integration of Geometry and Mechanics

1.3 Hunting Oscillations

1.4 Wheel and Track Geometries

1.5 Centrifugal Forces and Balance Speed

1.6 Contact Formulations

1.7 Computational MBS Approaches

1.8 Derailment Criteria

1.9 High-Speed Rail Systems

1.10 Linear Algebra and Book Notations

Chapter 2 Differential Geometry

2.1 Curve Geometry

2.2 Surface Geometry

2.3 Application to Railroad Geometry

2.4 Surface Tangent Plane and Normal Vector

2.5 Surface Fundamental Forms

2.6 Normal Curvature

2.7 Principal Curvatures and Directions

2.8 Numerical Representation of the Profile Geometry

2.9 Numerical Representation of the Surface Geometry


3.1 Rigid Body Kinematics

3.2 Direction Cosines and Simple Rotations

3.3 Euler Angles

3.4 Euler Parameters

3.5 Velocity and Acceleration Equations

3.6 Generalized Coordinates

3.7 Kinematic Singularities

3.8 Euler Angles and Track Geometry

3.9 Angle Representation of the Curve Geometry

3.10 Euler Angles as Field Variables

3.11 Euler-Angle Description of the Track Geometry

3.12 Geometric Motion Constraints

3.13 Trajectory Coordinates


4.1 Wheel Surface Geometry

4.2 Wheel Curvatures and Global Vectors

4.3 Semi-Analytical Approach for Rail Geometry

4.4 ANCF Rail Geometry

4.5 ANCF Interpolation of the Rail Geometry

4.6 ANCF Computation of the Tangents and Normal

4.7 Track Geometry Equations

4.8 Numerical Representation of the Track Geometry

4.9 Track Data

4.10 Irregularities and Measured Track Data

4.11 Comparison of the Semi-Analytical and ANCF Approaches


5.1 Wheel/Rail Contact Mechanism

5.2 Constraint Contact Formulation (CCF)

5.3 Elastic Contact Formulation (ECF)

5.4 Normal Contact Forces

5.5 Contact Surface Geometry

5.6 Contact Ellipse and Normal Contact Force

5.7 Creepage Definitions

5.8 Creep Force Formulations

5.9 Creep Force and Wheel/Rail Contact Formulations

5.10 Maglev Forces

CHAPTER 6 Equations of Motion

6.1 Newtonian and Lagrangian Approaches

6.2 Virtual Work Principle and Constrained Dynamics

6.3 Summary of the Rigid Body Kinematics

6.4 Inertia Forces

6.5 Applied Forces

6.6 Newton-Euler Equations

6.7 Augmented Formulation and Embedding Technique

6.8 Wheel/Rail Constraint Contact Forces

6.9 Wheel/Rail Elastic Contact Forces

6.10 Other Force Elements

6.11 Trajectory Coordinates

6.12 Longitudinal Train Dynamics (LTD)

6.13 Hunting Stability

6.14 MBS Modeling of Electro-Mechanical Systems

Chapter 7 Pantograph/Catenary Systems

7.1 Pantograph/Catenary Design

7.2 ANCF Catenary Kinematic Equations

7.3 Catenary Inertia and Elastic Forces

7.4 Catenary Equations of Motion

7.5 Pantograph/Catenary Contact Frame

7.6 Constraint Contact Formulation (CCF)

7.7 Elastic Contact Formulation (ECF)

7.8 Pantograph/Catenary Equations and MBS Algorithm

7.9 Pantograph/Catenary Contact Force Control

7.10 Aerodynamic Forces

7.11 Pantograph/Catenary Wear


A.1 Derivation of the Contact Equations

A.2 Elliptical Integrals



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