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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Z
dc.contributor.authorAghdamy, S
dc.contributor.authorDhanasekar, M
dc.contributor.authorThambiratnam, DP
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-07T22:18:48Z
dc.date.available2019-11-07T22:18:48Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.isbn9789811376023en_US
dc.identifier.issn2366-2557
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0_52en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388906
dc.description.abstractWhen a road and rail intersect, a level crossing (LC) is a cheaper alternative to over or under pass infrastructure. Australia currently has approximately 20,000 LCs; annually 37 deaths on average occur mainly as a result of the road vehicles failing to obey warning signals. In this research, it is hypothesised that the current design of LC does not deter the road vehicle drivers from accelerating through the crossing, whilst a raised crossing consisting of ramps and recesses to house the rails would. This hypothesis is proved as valid through a multi-body dynamic simulation modelling method applied to a road vehicle passing through a raised crossing at various speeds. The efficacy of the raised crossing is demonstrated through numerical examples that show increase in the speed of the road vehicle reduces the vertical acceleration of the driver cabin in a LC whilst the same increases the raised crossing. Where the road vehicles fail to stop and subsequently impact a running train laterally or being impacted by a train longitudinally, the derailed wheelsets impact the sides of the recesses in the raised crossing and thereby mitigating the adverse effects of the crash. This paper summarises the train-vehicle collision induced derailment process and presents the maximum impact force time series obtained from various simulations. Finally, structural design options for the raised crossing to resist the impact forces have been explored using an explicit finite element modelling.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleLecture Notes in Civil Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename25th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM25)
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2018-12-04
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2018-12-07
dc.relation.ispartoflocationBrisbane, Australia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom529en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto538en_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume37
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0905en_US
dc.titleDevelopment of a Raised Rail-Road Crossingen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferencesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationZhang Z., Aghdamy S., Dhanasekar M., Thambiratnam D.P. (2020) Development of a Raised Rail-Road Crossing. In: Wang C., Ho J., Kitipornchai S. (eds) ACMSM25. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 37, pp 529-538, Springer, Singaporeen_US
dc.date.updated2019-11-05T02:14:33Z
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2020 Springer. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. It is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the publisher’s website for further information.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorAghdamy, Sanam


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