Strength Analysis and Process Simulation of Subway Contact Rail Support Bracket of Composite Materials

Boris N. Fedulov, Alexander A. Safonov, Ivan V. Sergeichev, Andrey E. Ushakov, Yuri G. Klenin, Irina V. Makarenko

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    Abstract

    An application of composites for construction of subway brackets is a very effective approach to extend their lifetime. However, this approach involves the necessity to prevent process-induced distortions of the bracket due to thermal deformation and chemical shrinkage. At present study, a process simulation has been carried out to support the design of the production tooling. The simulation was based on the application of viscoelastic model for the resin. Simulation results were verified by comparison with results of manufacturing experiments. To optimize the bracket structure the strength analysis was carried out as well.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)999-1013
    Number of pages15
    JournalApplied Composite Materials
    Volume23
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

    Keywords

    • Composite materials
    • Composite mechanics
    • Composites analysis
    • Composites design
    • Contact rail support bracket
    • Design
    • Mechanics of composite materials
    • Subway

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