Nonlinear Analysis of Train Derailment in Severe Braking

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Mohammad Durali, Baabak Shadmehri

Mechanical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Box 11365-9567, Tehran, Iran

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 125(1), 48-53 (Mar 10, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1541669 History: Received May 01, 2001; Revised August 01, 2002; Online March 10, 2003
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Train 3 cars velocity diagram
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The worst cases of derailment coefficient in three configuration
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Typical nonlinear characteristic curve
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Train 2 cars velocity diagram
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Absolute, initial, and rotating coordinate systems
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Coordinate transformation via Cardin angles
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Train top view while breaking (exaggerated)
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Train 1 cars velocity diagram



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