Key Features of our Calibration Rig for Instrumented Wheels
Rail Wheel Calibration Rig is used for calibrating Instrumented wheelsets (IWS).IWS is designed for measuring wheel-rail contact forces under dynamic and static conditions. The evaluation of such forces is a critical factor for approval of railway vehicles. Typical applications of IMWs are:
1.Homologation of new vehicles and Standards (EN14363, UIC518, US CFR49)
2.Advanced track measurement for optimized maintenance and enhanced safety
3.Testing for reliability improvement
4.Vehicle dynamics and Multibody Model validation
5.Research in wheel / rail contact-related issues
This Calibration Rig is used calibrate Instrumented wheelsets by applying known vertical loads and lateral loads by changing the contact points between the wheel and rails. This Rig can apply the loads both at static condition and dynamic condition (i.e. while train is travelling at various speeds).
This data is used to build the inverse matrix that can be used for calculating the loads acting on wheelds during actual running conditions.
- Static loading as well as Dynamic Loading on the test wheels.
- Near-simulation of Rails through rail wheel.
- Programmable speeds for dynamic testing 0-70kmph for wheels
- Programmable loading 0-16 Ton in vertical direction for each wheel.
- Programmable lateral positioning of wheels (up to max 40mm) to generate a resultant lateral load of 0-10Ton.
- Provision to laterally move test wheel w.r.t to rail as required for different values of vertical loading.
- Provision for simulation of yaw movement (Twisting movement between Test wheel and Rail wheel)
- Provision to measure yaw force/yaw torque.
- Provision to change speed/load/position on the fly during testing.
Test Rig is for simulation and calibration of Instrumented wheels for broad gauge of Indian Railways.