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The Third International Conference on
Research, Development and Maintenance
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
5-8 April 2016
Special Session Call for Papers:
Special Session: RW2016-S14
Railway Vehicle-Infrastructure Interaction: Experimental, Analytical and Numerical Advances
Session Aims and Scope
Vehicle-infrastructure interaction is recognized as an important subject in railways field. Vehicle parameters such as axle load, speed, stiffness of suspension and conditions of the wheels have a significant importance in the generated loads. On the other hand the properties of the infrastructure may differ significantly in a smooth or rough track, ballasted or floating slab track, in a tunnel or in a bridge. In this case, not only the response of the infrastructure in terms of forces, displacements or vibrations would be different during the passage of a vehicle but also the loads applied during a pass by could be significantly affected by the infrastructure. Early attempts to model the behaviour of vehicles interacting with railway structures date from the 19th century when ordinary differential equation models were employed. The development of numerical techniques allied to the advent and fast progress of digital computing have allowed for the development of sophisticated modelling of the interaction between railway vehicles and infrastructure. The last three decades have shown increasing progress in the field as two and three-dimensional models have been proposed. Further, investigation on localized aspects of the problem, either analytical, numerical or experimental, have contributed to the development of more refined models.
This Session aims at bringing together researchers and professionals from universities, research institutes and industry to discuss the railway vehicle-infrastructure interaction. Contributions are welcome on the following and related topics:
For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organisers:
Please note that papers that are found to fall outside the scope of this session may be considered for other sessions.
To submit abstracts for this special session, please follow the normal abstract submission procedure but please select "RW2016-S14" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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