Investigation of KPP-5 Rail Fastener Elastic Deformation

  • R. V. Markul Department of Track and Track Facilities, Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan 2, Lazaryan str., Dnipro, Ukraine, 49010
  • N. P. Nastechik Department of Track and Track Facilities, Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan 2, Lazaryan str., Dnipro, Ukraine, 49010
  • V. V. Kovalchuk Department of Rolling Stock and Track, Lviv branch of Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan 12a, Blazhkevych str, Lviv, Ukraine, 79052
  • Y. M. Hnativ Department of Transport Technologies, Lviv branch of Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan 12a, Blazhkevych str., Lviv, Ukraine, 79052
Keywords: Rail track; rail fastener; pressing force; elastic deformation; KPP-5

Abstract

For a long period of operation, a number of shortcomings have been identified in KPP-5 fastener that is mainly due to an intensive decrease of pressing force of the rail on sleepers. This leads to the appearance of frequent cases of track displacement and fastening elements failure. To verify such hypothesis, the process of power work of KPP-5 fastener during railway track operation was researched. The technique and practical means of controlling the power work of KPP-5 fastener are developed. The influence of various factors of the rail pressing force on the sleeper is determined. The main influence is conditioned by under-rail wear (50.4%). The obtained results made it possible to formulate recommendations for the improvement of KPP-5 fastener where the methodology and practical means of controlling the power work of KPP-5 fastener were proposed. At the same time, it allows increasing the reliability and safety of the rail track during the entire overhaul period.

Published
2018-12-24
How to Cite
Markul, R. V., Nastechik, N. P., Kovalchuk, V. V., & Hnativ, Y. M. (2018). Investigation of KPP-5 Rail Fastener Elastic Deformation. International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, 15(4), 5815-5825. https://doi.org/10.15282/ijame.15.4.2018.8.0445