Analysis of Lateral Displacements in Large Railway Viaducts Under Traffic Loads. Impact on Ride Safety and Passenger Comfort.

Cuadrado Sanguino, Manuel and González Requejo, Pedro and Goicolea Ruigómez, José María and Nasarre, Jorge and Dias, Rui (2008). Analysis of Lateral Displacements in Large Railway Viaducts Under Traffic Loads. Impact on Ride Safety and Passenger Comfort.. In: "8th World Congress on Railway Research, WCRR 2008", 18/05/2008-22/05/2008, Seúl, Korea.

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Title: Analysis of Lateral Displacements in Large Railway Viaducts Under Traffic Loads. Impact on Ride Safety and Passenger Comfort.
Author/s:
  • Cuadrado Sanguino, Manuel
  • González Requejo, Pedro
  • Goicolea Ruigómez, José María
  • Nasarre, Jorge
  • Dias, Rui
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 8th World Congress on Railway Research, WCRR 2008
Event Dates: 18/05/2008-22/05/2008
Event Location: Seúl, Korea
Title of Book: CD-Rom Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Railway Research, WCRR 2008
Date: 2008
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The increasing design speed of the new high speed lines and the stringent requirements on track alignment parameters are leading to a sustained increase of the number of railway viaducts. The relevant standards impose limiting values on lateral vibrations. Both the Spanish and European standards establish a minimum value for the first natural frequency of lateral vibration of a span, that should not be lower than fh0 = 1,2 Hz. This limit was originally proposed by ERRI committee D181, which assessed the lateral forces in railway bridges. This limit was proposed in order to avoid lateral resonance in railway vehicles going across the structure, taking into account that the frequencies of lateral vibration of railway vehicles are, in general, not greater than 1,0 Hz. In the case of large continuous viaducts with high piers, the lateral deformations occurring during a train pass-by can be significant and the natural frequencies of the first mode of vibration of the deck can be very low. In these cases it is not clear whether the required verifications must be applied to spans considered independently, to several successive spans or to the whole viaduct. There is currently no analysis methodology allowing to assess this situation and check the viaduct design against the requirements of ride safety and passenger comfort. This paper analyzes the lateral deformations of a large continuous viaduct and the infrastructure vehicle interaction effects due to the circulation of freight trains and several types of high speed train sat different speeds. The application of this methodology will allow an optimized design of viaducts with significant lateral deformations that cannot be justified only by using the simplified criteria of the current applicable standards. In such cases, the compliance with standards may lead to over dimensioning or in other cases to neglect the limits without the adequate verification of the proper infrastructure behavior once it has been commissioned. As it is the case for vertical deformations, for which the European standards require the assessment of dynamic effects, we stress the need for a dynamic analysis of the effects of lateral deformations in large railway viaducts.

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Item ID: 3751
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/3751/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:3751
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 28 Mar 2011 10:39
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 13:13
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