Quarterly Report of RTRI
Online ISSN : 1880-1765
Print ISSN : 0033-9008
ISSN-L : 0033-9008
Ground Vibration Characteristics Induced at High-Speed by Shinkansen and Evaluation Method for Speed Dependency
Hidehumi YOKOYAMAKimitoshi ASHIYANaoyasu IWATA
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2006 Volume 47 Issue 3 Pages 156-161


An average increment of Shinkansen-induced ground vibration has already been estimated for the entire Shinkansen network using previous measurement results; however, the degree of train-speed dependency varies considerably along the same line. Therefore, an evaluation method for the train-speed dependency at each point along a given line is required to estimate the cost and extent of any necessary countermeasures. This paper starts with a discussion of Shinkansen-induced ground vibration characteristics. Then we propose an evaluation method for the train-speed dependency of train-induced vibration using simple models of the ground dynamic characteristics, excitation force, and the effect of periodic axle load.

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