Indian Rail Track Investigation and Dynamic Analysis of Track Structure

6 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2018

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Sanjay Rukhande

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mechanical Engineering Department, Students

Walmik S. Rathod

Veermata Jeejabai Technological Institute

Date Written: December 21, 2017

Abstract

The track safety of Indian Railways (IR) is become very serious and important issue because of back to back train derailment. To improve rail safety key factor is to learn from the past accident by investigating and analysing it. Many accidents on Indian railways are caused by human error, poor maintenance. The major causes of derailment are rail fracture, weld failure, improper protection at work sites, rolling stock defects, unmanned crossing and signal passing at danger (SPAD) by loco pilots. There is need to adopt new technologies and equipments to avoid such incidences in future. In this paper an attempt is made to find the causes for the train derailments in IR. Track structure dynamic analysis by analytical method is carried out to check the vertical displacement of track. The transient analysis of the rail track using finite element analysis is performed with suitable assumptions and results are compared with the literature.

Keywords: Rail Track, Derailment, Dynamic Analysis, FEM

Suggested Citation

Rukhande, Sanjay and Rathod, Walmik S., Indian Rail Track Investigation and Dynamic Analysis of Track Structure (December 21, 2017). International Conference on Advances in Thermal Systems, Materials and Design Engineering (ATSMDE2017), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3101403 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3101403

Sanjay Rukhande (Contact Author)

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mechanical Engineering Department, Students ( email )

Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

Walmik S. Rathod

Veermata Jeejabai Technological Institute ( email )

Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

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