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Partial Slip Rolling Wheel-Rail Contact With a Slant Rail Crack

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Yung-Chuan Chen, Jao-Hwa Kuang

Department of Vehicle Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan 91201Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424

J. Tribol 126(3), 450-458 (Jun 28, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1759339 History: Received June 26, 2003; Revised January 14, 2004; Online June 28, 2004
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Figures

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Configuration of a wheel-rail contact with a slant crack
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Interfacial shear stress distribution of a tractive rolling contact
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The nodal displacements on a quarter-point singular element
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The finite element mesh for the wheel-rail contact with a slant crack: (a) finite element mesh for the wheel/rail contact; and (b) mesh details near the contact point and the crack tip
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Contact pressure distributions for different traction ratios: (a) normal contact pressure; and (b) interfacial shear stress
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Variation in contact pressures at various contact distances for θ=30 deg: (a) normal contact pressure; and (b) interfacial shear stress
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Variation in contact pressures at various contact distances for θ=90 deg: (a) normal contact pressure; and (b) interfacial shear stress
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Variation in contact force at crack surfaces for a crack with different angles
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Variation in contact pressures for a crack with different angles: (a) normal contact pressure; and (b) interfacial shear stress
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Variation in contact pressures for a crack with different lengths: (a) normal contact pressure; and (b) interfacial shear stress
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Variation in stress intensity factors at the crack tip: (a) for KI; and (b) for KII
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Variation in contact force at crack surfaces for different contact distances
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Variation in stress intensity factors at different contact distances: (a) for KI; and (b) for KII
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Variation in stress intensity factors for a crack with different angles: (a) for KI; and (b) for KII

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