SADHANA-ACADEMY PROCEEDINGS IN ENGINEERING SCIENCES, cilt.38, ss.265-280, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
In this paper, in order to obtain the dynamic forces on the passenger coach axle, a full rail vehicle model with 19-dof (degrees of freedom) has been considered. For a specific example, the variations of these dynamic forces with velocity of the passenger coach, suspension characteristics and way conditions have been examined. Dynamic forces found in the resonance regions at the range of 2-5 m/s (7.2-18 km/h) has been discussed. Theoretical results obtained for the dynamic forces have been successfully compared with the experimental results of German Railways (Deutsche Bahn-DB).