Analysis of Wheel-Rail Contact under partial slip and low speed conditions

  • YALÇIN ÖZDEMİR Jan Perner Transport Faculty, University of Pardubice
  • PETR VOLTR University of Pardubice
Keywords: finite element method, rolling contact, Wheel-rail contact, low adhesion


The paper analyzes applicability of rolling contact simulation in low speed and adhesion conditions. Additionally, transition zone of the coefficient of friction is implemented. Efffects of the friction coefficient are examined to the forces which are normal and tangential components. Various comparative studies are also computed and differences between numerical results with results of the comparative studies are observed for validation. The results show that outputs of developed FEM model are compatible with comparative studies. Transition zone of the coefficient of friction directly affects the traction force at low speed conditions.


Author Biographies

YALÇIN ÖZDEMİR, Jan Perner Transport Faculty, University of Pardubice
Yalçın Özdemir has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Eskişehir Osmangazi University, TURKEY in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Currently He is Phd. student at Jan perner Transport Faculty, University of Pardubice.
PETR VOLTR, University of Pardubice

Petr Voltr’s research work is focused on modelling of the wheel-rail contact and vehicle driving system dynamics, for which he received the PhD degree in Transport Means and Infrastructure in 2013. He works at the Jan Perner Transport Faculty, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic as a teacher and researcher.