A procedure for the evaluation of vibrations induced by the passing of a train and its application to real railway traffic

Autores UPV
Revista Mathematical and Computer Modelling


In recent years, ground vibrations have become an important issue due to the growing awareness of the society about environmental living conditions. In this way, vibrations caused by trains running near houses or workplaces are considered disturbing for residents. Within this framework, this paper presents a procedure to estimate the vibration path caused by the passing of a train. In order to achieve this, the equations which describe the physical phenomenon are set in the frequency and wavenumber domain and solved by using the Fourier Transform. The obtained analytical solution is transformed back into the time and space domain by means of the Fourier series. The obtained theoretical results are compared with experimental measurements carried out in the Madrid-Barcelona High Speed Line in order to analyse the performance of this procedure. (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd