Kalker Contact interfaces the advanced rail-wheel contact analysis software CONTACT by Prof. J.J. Kalker and E. Vollebregt to Simpack Rail. Non-elliptical contact, including adhesion and slip areas, and the pressures/frictional stresses are computed.
Rail Wear allows users to predict the wear (material removal) of railway wheels and/or rails. The amount of material removed from the wheel or rail after the simulated run is estimated by using the contact patch positions/sizes and contact forces/creepages.
Users can choose between the 'Krause/Poll' and the more detailed 'Archard' wear laws. Users can also specify scenarios and extend the module with user-specific wear laws.