ARTÍCULO

Development of a rubber component model suitable for being implemented in railway dynamic simulation programs

Autores: Alonso Pazos, Asier; Gil-Negrete Laborda, Nere; Nieto Fernández, Francisco Javier; Giménez Ortiz, José Germán
Título de la revista: JOURNAL OF SOUND AND VIBRATION
ISSN: 0022-460X
Volumen: 332
Número: 12
Páginas: 3032 - 3048
Fecha de publicación: 2013
Lugar: WOS
Resumen:
Rubber elements are widely used in the railway industry in order to achieve vibration transmission requirements. Although they are critical components in railway vehicles, their modelling in the dynamic models of railway vehicles is usually relatively simple: it is usual to characterise them using a simple linear model formed by a spring and a viscous dashpot in parallel. In this paper the behaviour of typical rubber elements is analysed and a model that allows more accurately the prediction of its behaviour is proposed. The methodology to implement this model in railway simulation programs is also discussed. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.