Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Methodology for Optimization of Friction Draft Gear Design

[+] Author Affiliations
Qing Wu, Colin Cole, Maksym Spiryagin

Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia

Paper No. DETC2014-34162, pp. V006T10A068; 5 pages
  • ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 6: 10th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control
  • Buffalo, New York, USA, August 17–20, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4639-1
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


Evidence gathered from industry indicates that railway coupling system failures have become a limitation for further developments of heavy haul trains. Friction draft gears have implications for both longitudinal train dynamics and rolling stock fatigue; therefore, optimization of friction draft gears could be a possible solution to conquer the limitation. In this paper, a methodology for optimization of friction draft gear design based on an advanced friction draft gear model is proposed. The methodology proposes using simulation techniques such as longitudinal train dynamics simulation and a Genetic Algorithm to develop improved parameters.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In