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2020 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

On the Influence of Track Excitations, Horizontal Curvature and Longitudinal Velocity on the Ride Comfort of Trams

Authors: Tobias Bettinger, Paul Schönhuber, Christian Schindler

Published in: Advances in Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

In this study the influence of track excitations, horizontal curvature and longitudinal velocity on the ride comfort in trams is analysed using the continuous comfort method according to EN 12299. The main effect on the ride comfort in the light rail operation is the track layout. All serious values for discomfort were observed in sections with a high horizontal curvature. Track excitations increase the band width and overall magnitude of discomfort but seem to be negligible in tram operation.
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Metadata
Title
On the Influence of Track Excitations, Horizontal Curvature and Longitudinal Velocity on the Ride Comfort of Trams
Authors
Tobias Bettinger
Paul Schönhuber
Christian Schindler
Copyright Year
2020
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38077-9_111

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