Research on vibration employed for the train traffic control

Rafał Burdzik1, Łukasz Konieczny2, Bogusław Nowak3, Jacek Rozmus4

1, 2Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Transport, 40-019, Katowice, Poland

3, 4DR-TECH Sp. z. o.o., 41-407, Imielin, Poland

1Corresponding author


Received 26 September 2017; accepted 5 October 2017



Abstract. The paper presents extended abstract on preliminary research on vibration employed for the trains traffic control. The research was conducted on experimental rail track with typical level crossing devices. The results present 3-axle distribution of vibration generated by the train simulator wheel-rail contact. For the sake of the numerical analysis of magnitude of the vibration the basic statistics have been calculated. The Fourier transformations of the signals presents the dominant frequency bands.

Keywords: rail vibration, level crossing, train traffic control.


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Burdzik Rafał, Konieczny Łukasz, Nowak Bogusław, Rozmus Jacek Research on vibration employed for the train traffic control. Vibroengineering PROCEDIA, Vol. 14, 2017, p. 227‑232.


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