DETERMINATION AND ANALYSIS OF TECHNICAL PARAMETERS OF THE BENCH FOR RAILWAY WHEELS COMPLEX TESTS

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15802/stp2020/217771

Keywords:

railway wheel, tests, test-bench, fatigue strength, contact strength, complex tests

Abstract

Purpose. The purpose of the work is to determine and analyze the technical parameters of the bench for railway wheels complex tests, providing for the combination of fatigue and contact strength tests, their simultaneous performing on same test-bench. Methodology. Determination of the technical parameters of the test-bench was carried out based on comparing the characteristics of fatigue and contact strength tests of railway wheels. Requirements for fatigue tests and related equipment are determined based on an analysis of the current regulations and patent review. A model of the contact strength test-bench with the introduction of necessary changes in terms of ensuring the cyclicity of the working effort application was adopted as the basic model for the development of a complex test-bench. The criterion for the possibility of complex tests, involving the simultaneous testing of railway wheels for fatigue and contact strength, was the dependence of the test-bench roller diameter on the parameters of the tested wheel, the wheelset axle load, which includes the tested wheel and the wheel material endurance limit. Findings. The analysis of the obtained dependence showed that the roller diameter as a function of the load in the contact zone of the “wheel – roller” pair has second order discontinuity in the section where this load changes from the minimum to the maximum value. Analytical dependence is also presented and analyzed in graphical form. The generalization of the results obtained made it possible to conclude that it is impossible to carry out complex tests of railway wheels, which provide for the combination of fatigue strength tests with contact strength tests, subject to their simultaneous holding at the same test-bench. Originality. For the proposed scheme of the bench for complex tests of railway wheels, for the first time, we obtained the dependence linking the parameters of the test wheel, the parameters of the bench, the wheel pair axle load and the wheel material endurance limit. Practical value. The results obtained can be used as a basis for the development of new test-benches for railway wheels.

Author Biographies

S. V. Raksha, Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan

Dep. «Applied Mechanics and Materials Science», Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, Lazaryana St., 2, Dnipro, Ukraine, 49010, tel. +38 (056) 373 15 18, e-mail raksha@ukr.net

P. H. Anofriiev, Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan

Dep. «Applied Mechanics and Materials Science», Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, Lazaryana St., 2, Dnipro, Ukraine, 49010, tel. +38 (056) 373 15 18, e-mail anofrievp@ukr.net

O. S. Kuropiatnyk, Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan

Dep. «Applied Mechanics and Materials Science», Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, Lazaryana St., 2, Dnipro, Ukraine, 49010, tel. +38 (056) 373 15 18, e-mail kuropyatnick@gmail.com

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Published

2021-07-07

How to Cite

Raksha, S. V., Anofriiev, P. H., & Kuropiatnyk, O. S. (2021). DETERMINATION AND ANALYSIS OF TECHNICAL PARAMETERS OF THE BENCH FOR RAILWAY WHEELS COMPLEX TESTS. Science and Transport Progress. Bulletin of Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport, (5(89), 134–141. https://doi.org/10.15802/stp2020/217771

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ROLLING STOCK AND TRAIN TRACTION