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Proceedings 2018, 2(16), 1147;

Peridynamics Modelling of Rail Surface Defects in Urban Railway and Metro Systems

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Institute of Materials and Structures, Riga Technical University, Ķīpsalas Street 6, Rīga LV-1658, Latvia
Laboratory for Track Engineering and Operations for Future Uncertainties (TOFU Lab), School of Engineering, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Railway Engineering Department, Nippon Koei Ltd., Tokyo 102-8539, Japan
Presented at 2018 International Symposium on Rail Infrastructure Systems Engineering (i-RISE 2018), Brno, Czech Republic, 5 June 2018.
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Published: 14 September 2018
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Rail squats and studs, which are one of critical rail surface defects, are typically classified as the propagation of any cracks that have grown longitudinally through the subsurface. [...]
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Freimanis, A.; Kaewunruen, S.; Ishida, M. Peridynamics Modelling of Rail Surface Defects in Urban Railway and Metro Systems. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1147.

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