The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Simulation of ground vibrations from a moving harmonic load on a railway track

Jones, C.J.C., Sheng, X. and Petyt, M. (2000) Simulation of ground vibrations from a moving harmonic load on a railway track Journal of Sound and Vibration, 231, (3), pp. 739-751. (doi:10.1006/jsvi.1999.2559).

Record type: Article


A sequence of results is presented from a model of an oscillating load moving on a track on a layered ground. The results allow a visualization of the effect of the relative speeds of the load and the propagation speeds in the ground structure. This is useful in developing the understanding of the interaction of train speed, track structure and ground properties for high-speed trains. The simulation shows the excitation of high amplitudes of vibration in the track, the "bow wave" angle of propagation of vibration in the ground and the transfer of vibrational energy to a higher order mode as the speed of the load exceeds that of the first mode of propagation in the layered ground.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 2000


Local EPrints ID: 9922
ISSN: 0022-460X
PURE UUID: b036937d-97ce-4bc6-83d8-ffbc703bf627

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 01 Nov 2004
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:08

Export record



Author: C.J.C. Jones
Author: X. Sheng
Author: M. Petyt

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.