NewRail

Projects

Modelling The Interaction Of Railway Contact Fatigue And Wear

To simulate wear, elements can be removed as the material fails. Failure is based on the extent of plastic deformation of the steel. The wear model will be developed to consider surface roughness, additional failure mechanisms, and to move to 3 dimensions from the current 2d software. In addition, the integration of crack initiation models with the wear simulation is an area which is being developed.