Constraints equations establishment for calculation model of double-block ballastless track in high speed railway

Qi Xiang Qing, Ping Hu, Yong He Wang, Han Feng Yin, Chun Shun Zhang

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In order to appropriately deal with connection problems in kinetics analysis such as shell-beam-bar, superposition plates, beam axis-spring, shell-spring, shell-solid connections in high speed railway's slab track, Timoshenko-type shell theory and direct introduction method were based for establishing multi-point constraint equations and calculation model of the composite slab track. In the composite structure, to counteract different type elements' attribution to the composite structure's total rigid matrix caused by the elements' offset connections, the multi-point constraint equations on the basis of both the linear hypothesis in shell theory and eccentricity relations among relative nodes pairs in the composite structure were introduced to equilibrium equation. Multi-point constraint equations of different type elements were constructed theoretically, and followed by which the dynamic FEM model of the high speed railway's slab track was thereby established. The reliability of the FEM model based on Timoshenko-type shell theory and direct introduction method is reliable by the comparison between numerical analysis and real measured results, and meanwhile the model produces good connections among different layers of the structure, eliminating irrational additional stress generated in conventional methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1360-1368
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Central South University (Science and Technology)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Constraint equation
  • Direct introduction method
  • Double-block ballastless track
  • FEM

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