Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2752

Vibration analysis of 19 degrees of freedom rail vehicle

  Ferhat Dikmen, Meral Bayraktar and Rahmi Guclu*    
Department of Mechanical Engineering,Yildiz Technical University,34349 Istanbul, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 09 November 2011



The present paper examines the vibrations of a rail vehicle system by forming full vehicle model with nineteen-degree-of-freedom (19-DOF). Considering the spring and suspension forces the related mathematical equations are derived while taking irregularities as completely sinusoidal. Translations and rotations of rail vehicle car body, front and rear bogies are showed regarding the critical speeds including damping effects such as undamped, weak damped, normal and strong damped.


Key words: Rail vehicle, bogie, axle, vibration, critical speed, damping.

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