chapter  27
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Numerical simulation for vertical vehicle-track dynamic interactions modelling the ground as a continuum

ByY. Kawasaki, K. Senda, K. Hayano

In this study, we have developed vertical vehicle-track dynamic interaction simulation in which ground has been modelled as a continuum, and we have executed the simulation to investigate the effect of ground and track characteristics on wheel load variation, sleeper-ballast contact force and the ballast vibration acceleration. As a result, it is clarified that ground characteristics have a small effect on wheel load variation and track dynamic response, while spring constants of railpads have a significant influence on track dynamic response.