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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2017, Article ID 2359404, 14 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2359404
Research Article

Theoretical Simulation and Experimental Investigation of a Rail Damper to Minimize Short-Pitch Rail Corrugation

Caiyou Zhao,1,2 Ping Wang,1,2 Xi Sheng,1,2 and Duo Meng1,2

1Key Laboratory of High-Speed Railway Engineering, Ministry of Education, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
2School of Civil Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Ping Wang; moc.qq@109756183

Received 24 August 2016; Revised 7 December 2016; Accepted 27 December 2016; Published 11 April 2017

Academic Editor: Zhike Peng

Copyright © 2017 Caiyou Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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