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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 110
PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
Edited by: J. Pombo
Paper 243

Design of an Innovative Test Bench to Calibrate Instrumented Wheelsets

A. Bracciali1, M. Macherelli1 and L. Bocciolini2

1Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Firenze, Italy
2Italcertifer SpA, Florence, Italy

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
A. Bracciali, M. Macherelli, L. Bocciolini, "Design of an Innovative Test Bench to Calibrate Instrumented Wheelsets", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 243, 2016. doi:10.4203/ccp.110.243
Keywords: measuring wheelset, calibration, test rig, force reconstruction, ill-conditioning.

Summary
This paper deals with the design of a new static rig developed by the University of Florence and Italcertifer S.p.A. The system can provide experimental calibration of different kinds of wheelsets according to the standard specifications and more severe conditions. It is the first bench where the wheelset is supported in a statically determinate way and it can rotate around its axis, allowing the optimal calibration of the measuring strain-gauge bridges.

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