Rail and Wheel meet at an inelastic Interface. Vibrations and dynamic Impulses have to be
damped by both the Rail-Track Constituents as well by the Suspension Components of the
Rolling Stocks. The interactive system has to be treated in it entity rather than by its
This technical feature paper had been prepared for a Seminar and a Technical Railway
Exhibition with students of the Richmond College, Galle, Sri Lanka, October 2014.
Rail Wheeel Interface