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Vibrations of a periodic rail-sleeper system excited by an oscillating stationary transverse force

Munjal, ML and Heckl, M (1982) Vibrations of a periodic rail-sleeper system excited by an oscillating stationary transverse force. In: Journal of Sound and Vibration, 81 (4). pp. 491-500.

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Abstract

The rail-sleeper system is idealized as an infinite, periodic beam-mass system. Use is made of the periodicity principle for the semi-infinite halves on either side of the forcing point for evaluation of the wave propagation constants and the corresponding modal vectors. It is shown that the spread of acceleration away from the forcing point depends primarily upon one of the wave propagation constants. However, all the four modal vectors (two for the left-hand side and two for the right-hand side) determine the driving point impedance of the rail-sleeper system, which in combination with the driving point impedance of the wheel (which is adopted from the preceding companion paper) determines the forces generated by combined surface roughness and the resultant accelerations. The compound one-third octave acceleration levels generated by typical roughness spectra are generally of the same order as the observed levels.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Publisher.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2009 07:20
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/23200

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