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Rail Vehicle Dynamics

Benefits

  • Introduction to the topic

  • Backgrounds of the theory behind as general vibration theory are repeated

  • Of interest to students and practitioners

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 1-15
  3. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 17-32
  4. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 33-79
  5. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 81-105
  6. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 127-140
  7. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 141-157
  8. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 159-168
  9. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 169-178
  10. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 179-194
  11. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 195-224
  12. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 225-235
  13. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 237-248
  14. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 249-272
  15. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 273-295
  16. Klaus Knothe, Sebastian Stichel
    Pages 297-315
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 317-321

About this book

Introduction

This book on the dynamics of rail vehicles is developed from the manuscripts for a class with the same name at TU Berlin. It is directed mainly to master students with pre-knowledge in mathematics and mechanics and engineers that want to learn more. The important phenomena of the running behaviour of rail vehicles are derived and explained. Also recent research results and experience from the operation of rail vehicles are included. One focus is the description of the complex wheel-rail contact phenomena that are essential to understand the concept of running stability and curving. A reader should in the end be able to understand the background of simulation tools that are used by the railway industry and universities today.

Keywords

Design Train Wheels Dynamics Tarin Wheels Rail Vehicle Dynamics Rail Vehicle Vibration Ride Comfort of Rail Vehicles Running Stability of Rail Vehicles Simulation Train Operation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Aeronautics and AstronauticsTechnical University of BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

About the authors

Klaus Knothe, Master in Mathematics and Civil Engineering TU Darmstadt 1963. Promotion (PhD) Mechanical Engineering, TU Berlin 1967; Habilitation Mechanical Engineering, TU Berlin 1969; Professor at TU Berlin since 1970; retired 2002; several Research Projects together with Deutsche Bahn: Lectures (among others) in Finite Element Method, Structural Dynamics and Rail Vehicle Dynamics; publication of more than 260 papers, among them 4 books. Member of the Editorial Board of Vehicle System Dynamics.

Sebastian Stichel has a Master in Vehicle Engineering from the Technical University Berlin 1992 and a PhD from the same University 1996.He joined Bombardier in Västerås in 2000. From 200 to 2010 he was Manager for Vehicle Dynamics at Bombardier. Since 2010 he is Professor in Rail Vehicle Dynamics at KTH Stockholm.

 


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