Dynamic Response of a Track with Dry Friction Presence in the Ballast

A. S. Bratus, A. Korovkin, A. Filimonov, Daniil Iurchenko

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This paper studies the effect of the dry friction presence in the ballast structure. The rail is modelled as a beam supported by elastic elements and nonlinear dry friction damping. An impulsive force is applied to the rail to study the effect of nonlinear damping on the system properties, which are substantially different as demonstrated through a set of numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third International Conference on Railway Technology
Subtitle of host publicationResearch, Development and Maintenance
EditorsJ. Pombo
PublisherCivil-Comp Press
ISBN (Print)9781905088652
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event3rd International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance 2016 - Cagliari, Italy
Duration: 5 Apr 20168 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameCivil-Comp Proceedings
PublisherCivil-Comp Press
ISSN (Print)1759-3433


Conference3rd International Conference on Railway Technology


  • Ballast track
  • Dry friction
  • Vibrations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Environmental Engineering


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