Limits for load distribution for an individual wagon and a consist of loaded wagons

Related to research on inertial dynamics (ie HH10 and HH22) the distribution of loads on and between wagons in the train can change operational dynamics and contribute to derailment of wagons and wheel/rail damage (wear and RCF).

Preliminary analysis shows that no methodology for control exists in Australia at present.

The project will develop a derailment risk and track damage assessment methodology for quick prediction of possible worst operational cases, providing a decision tool for quick derailment and track damage risk assessment/estimation under a range of scenarios.