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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 110
Edited by: J. Pombo
Paper 193

Laboratory Fatigue Tests in the Design and Development of New Vehicles

M. Kepka, J. Chvojan, S. Spirk, P. Heller, L. Barton and M. Kepka Jr.

Regional Technological Institute, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
M. Kepka, J. Chvojan, S. Spirk, P. Heller, L. Barton, M. Kepka Jr., "Laboratory Fatigue Tests in the Design and Development of New Vehicles", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 193, 2016. doi:10.4203/ccp.110.193
Keywords: fatigue, damage, laboratory test, test stand, database, bogie frame, bodywork, bodywork joints.

Between 2012 and 2015, the Regional Technological Institute (RTI), an engineering-technological research centre, was gradually built as an entity affiliated with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. One of the research programmes conducted by this centre involves the research and development of rolling stock. For this, as well as other research assignments, the RTI uses ten laboratories with modern equipment. Among them, are a strength and fatigue life testing laboratory, a laboratory of experimental methods for mechanical engineering, and a virtual prototyping shop. Expanding the existing knowledge and advancing practical applications of computational and laboratory verification of the fatigue life of rolling stock structures are some of the topics pursued under this research programme. This paper analyses various types of classification of laboratory fatigue tests and, in particular, examples of their use in several concrete research and development projects.

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