Moving load on a railway track – finite difference solution

N, PRASAD and S, CHANDRA (2014) Moving load on a railway track – finite difference solution. In: International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering - CSME 2014, 26 - 27 August,2014, City University of Hongkong, Hongkong.

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This study investigates the response of a railway track modelled as an Euler-Bernoulli beam placed on a two parameter foundation with the inclusion of an additional elastic layer representing the subgrade. Uplift, settlement and bending moment caused by variations in velocity, damping and stiffness of subgrade have been found numerically. Changes in the subgrade stiffness are found to have relatively insignificant effect on the behavior of the beam.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: railway track, two parameter model, finite difference method, infinite beam, elastic foundation, moving load (key words)
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 28 May 2019 09:28
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 09:28

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