Tribological Approach on the Stress Distribution of Wheel-Rail Contact

차륜과 레일 사이의 접촉응력에 관한 트라이볼로지적 해석

  • 황재용 (홍익대 트라이볼로지 연구센터) ;
  • 김기환 (한국철도기술연구원) ;
  • 김청균 (홍익대 트라이볼로지 연구센터)
  • Published : 1997.04.01


This paper presents the numerical results of the stress analysis of wheel-rail contact problems. Two models which have straight and tapered(1:20) contact geometries between the wheelset and rail are analyzed using the finite element approach. From the simulation results we found that the tapered geometry of wheel-rail contact base line showed very stable contact stress distributions for a whole contact position between the wheel and rail in a curved rail section. The FEM computed results may present an optimized geometry of wheel-rail contact in a high-speed railway system.