Friction Modelling

Leaders: Klaus Six, Virtual Vehicle and Edwin Vollebregt, VORtech

Description: Specify the requirements for friction modelling, required validation testing and the method for its implementation in vehicle track simulations.

Status: VORtech received research funding from the US FRA, for the implementation of physics-based sub-models (temperature, local plasticity) into CONTACT. Sheffield University & Virtual Vehicle received research funding of the FRA as well, for investigating the carry-down of friction modifier materials along the track.

Last review: 08MAR18 see Downloads

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