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Naeimi, M. (author), Li, Z. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Wu, J. (author), Petrov, R.H. (author), Sietsma, J. (author)
The coupled mechanical–thermal behaviour of wheel and rail materials under rolling contact is studied to determine the temperature rise due to the frictional heat. The wheel–rail frictional rolling contact problem is solved using the three–dimensional finite element (FE) method. The FE model considers the wheel tread–rail top contact with...
conference paper 2015
Naeimi, M. (author), Li, Z. (author), Petrov, R.H. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Sietsma, J. (author), Wu, J. (author)
The substantial similarity of fatigue mechanism in a new test rig for rolling contact fatigue (RCF) has been investigated. A new reduced-scale test rig is designed to perform controlled RCF tests in wheel-rail materials. The fatigue mechanism of the rig is evaluated in this study using a combined finite element-fatigue prediction approach. The...
conference paper 2014