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Vehicle System Dynamics
International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility
Volume 54, 2016 - Issue 6
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Simulation of longitudinal dynamics of a freight train operating through a car dumper

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Pages 707-722 | Received 09 Nov 2015, Accepted 07 Feb 2016, Published online: 16 Mar 2016


A heavy haul train and car dumper model was created to analyse train longitudinal dynamics during dumping. Influence of such factors as performance curve of draft gears, total free slack in couplers, operating mode of train positioner and braking of last two cars of train on the in-train forces was considered.


The authors thank Prof. Dmitry Pogorelov and Prof. Alexey Boldyrev for valuable advice and assistance in the process of writing this paper.

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No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors.

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This work was partially supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research under Grant [14-01-00662a].

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