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Estimating the Performance of Wheel Dampers Using Laboratory Methods and a Prediction Tool

  • B. Betgen
  • P. Bouvet
  • G. Squicciarini
  • D. J. Thompson
  • C. J. C. Jones
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 126)

Abstract

Wheel and rail dampers are well known mitigation measures against rolling noise. A combination of laboratory measurements and computations seems the most efficient way to determine their effect. The DEUFRAKO project STARDAMP had the aim of supporting the transfer of wheel and rail dampers from the research phase to their regular application. One goal of the project was the development of a prediction tool that is dedicated to the estimation of the efficiency of wheel and rail dampers. The input data relies on laboratory measurements that are relatively easy to perform. This paper focuses on the wheel damper part. Rail dampers are addressed in a companion paper.

Keywords

Mode Shape Prediction Tool Nodal Diameter Slab Track Radial Receptances 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Betgen
    • 1
  • P. Bouvet
    • 1
  • G. Squicciarini
    • 2
  • D. J. Thompson
    • 2
  • C. J. C. Jones
    • 3
  1. 1.VIBRATECEcullyFrance
  2. 2.ISVRUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  3. 3.78 Cliffe RoadGlossopUK

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