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Sound radiation of a railway rail in close proximity to the ground

Sound radiation of a railway rail in close proximity to the ground
Sound radiation of a railway rail in close proximity to the ground
The sound radiation of a railway in close to proximity to a ground (both rigid and absorptive) is predicted by the boundary element method (BEM) in two dimensions (2D). Results are given in terms of the radiation ratio for both vertical and lateral motion of the rail, when the effects of the acoustic boundary conditions due to the sleepers and ballast are taken into account in the numerical models. Allowance is made for the effect of wave propagation along the rail by applying a correction in the 2D modelling. It is shown that the 2D correction is necessary at low frequency, for both vertical and lateral motion of an unsupported rail, especially in the vicinity of the corresponding critical frequency. However, this correction is not applicable for a supported rail; for vertical motion no correction is needed to the 2D result while for lateral motion the corresponding correction would depend on the pad stiffness. Finally, the corresponding numerical predictions of the sound radiation from a rail are verified by comparison with experimental results obtained using a 1/5 scale rail model in different configurations.
0022-460X
111-124
Zhang, Xianying
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Squicciarini, Giacomo
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Thompson, David
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Zhang, Xianying
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Squicciarini, Giacomo
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Thompson, David
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Zhang, Xianying, Squicciarini, Giacomo and Thompson, David (2016) Sound radiation of a railway rail in close proximity to the ground. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 362, 111-124. (doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2015.10.006).

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The sound radiation of a railway in close to proximity to a ground (both rigid and absorptive) is predicted by the boundary element method (BEM) in two dimensions (2D). Results are given in terms of the radiation ratio for both vertical and lateral motion of the rail, when the effects of the acoustic boundary conditions due to the sleepers and ballast are taken into account in the numerical models. Allowance is made for the effect of wave propagation along the rail by applying a correction in the 2D modelling. It is shown that the 2D correction is necessary at low frequency, for both vertical and lateral motion of an unsupported rail, especially in the vicinity of the corresponding critical frequency. However, this correction is not applicable for a supported rail; for vertical motion no correction is needed to the 2D result while for lateral motion the corresponding correction would depend on the pad stiffness. Finally, the corresponding numerical predictions of the sound radiation from a rail are verified by comparison with experimental results obtained using a 1/5 scale rail model in different configurations.

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Accepted/In Press date: 6 October 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 October 2015
Published date: 3 February 2016
Organisations: Dynamics Group

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Local EPrints ID: 383035
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/383035
ISSN: 0022-460X
PURE UUID: c8a11160-40a2-4816-900c-a017d52f4985
ORCID for Giacomo Squicciarini: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2437-6398
ORCID for David Thompson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7964-5906

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Date deposited: 10 Nov 2015 11:04
Last modified: 26 Apr 2018 04:01

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Author: Xianying Zhang
Author: David Thompson ORCID iD

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