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Hertz's contact ellipse between rail and wheel

version (36.3 KB) by Jong-Hwan Kim
This GUI provides contact shape and normal pressure within contact ellipse between rail and wheel.


Updated 09 Apr 2012

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Using Hertz's theory, this GUI provides longitudinal and lateral length of contact shape, and normal pressure with maximum normal pressure of the contact ellipse. Also, a user can understand how contact shape changes with variation of parameters .

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Jong-Hwan Kim (2021). Hertz's contact ellipse between rail and wheel (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Created with R2011a
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