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The Finite Element Analysis of Kinetic Energy Absorbers for Railway Vehicle

Ivana ATANASOVSKA
Dejan MOMČILOVIĆ
Meri BURZIĆ
Tomaž VUHERER


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Abstract

The paper describes the Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis of elastic plastic deformation of steel tube impact absorbers for railway vehicles. Experiment investigation is used as a base for FEM modelling and simulation. The developed FEM model includes material nonlinearity (plasticity), nonlinear contact and large deformation of finite elements. All of aspects used in the absorber FEM model are detailed explained. The Finite Element Analysis results for a chosen absorber are presented and discussed. Developed model opens the possibilities for next investigations in similar problems.

Keywords

Kinetic energy absorber Railway Elastic plastic deformation Contact Finite Element Analysis (FEM)

Hrčak ID:

93578

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/93578

Publication date:

28.2.2012.

Article data in other languages: croatian

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