This book is an outcome of the third Herbertov Workshop on "interactions of railway vehicles with the track and its substructure" at Herbertov, Czech Republic. It proposes an appropriate model for the dynamic behaviour of the track and its substructure.
Table of Contents
1. Past and Future of Vehicle/Track Interaction 2. History of Winkler Foundation 3. Dynamic Interaction between Rail Vehicles and Track for High Speed Train 4. Multibody Simulation of Flexible Vehicles in Interaction with Flexible Guideways 5. Vertical Dynamic Train/Track Interaction - Verifying a Theoretical Model by Full-Scale Experiments 6. Effects of Track Dynamic Impedance on Vehicle-Track Interactions 7. Simulation of High Frequency Vehicle-Track Interactions 8. Track Dynamic Behaviour at High Frequencies. Part 1: Theoretical Models and Laboratory Measurements 9. Track Dynamic Behaviour at High Frequencies. Part 2: Experimental Results and Comparisons with Theory 10. Determination of Track Irregularities and Stiffness Parameters with Inverse Transfer Functions of Track Recording Vehicles 11. Measurement, Interpretation and Classification of South African Track Geometry 12. Deflection of Sleeper in Ballast 13. Track Deflections and Macroscopic Movement of Railway Embankment 14. Theoretical Analyses and Experimental Results on Track Moduli with Use of Wheelset Drop Test 15. Wheel/Track Dynamic Interaction: Track Substructure Perspective 16. Japanese Studies on Deterioration of Ballasted Track 17. An Interactive Track-Train Dynamic Model for Calculation of Track Error Growth 18. Differential Ballast Settlement, and Consequent Undulations in Track, Caused by Vehicle-Track Interaction 19. Prediction of Vibration Transmission from Railways into Buildings using Models of Infinite Length 20. Prediction of Rail Roll Deflections due to Adjacent Trucks 21. Non-linear Response of the Track 22. Response of Railway Track on Nonlinear Discrete Supports 23. Stochastic Modelling of Track and its Substructure 24. On Continuous Subsystem Modelling in the Dynamic Interaction Problem of a Train-Track-System 25. Comparison of Semi-Analytical Methods of Analysing Periodic Structures under a Moving Load 26. Simple, Semi-Analytical Models for Discrete-Continuous Railway Track and their Use for Time-Domain Solutions 27. Benchmark Test for Models of Railway Track and of Vehicle/Track Interaction at Relatively High Frequencies 28. Benchmark Test for Models of Railway Track and of Vehicle/Track Interaction in the Low Frequency Range 29. Review of Workshop: Aims and Open Questions