The effects of curved track, air resistance, transmission, torque distribution, car design, and welded track on tractive resistance are studied. The tractive resistance for diesel-electric and diesel-hydraulic locomotives is shown. From the data presented, it is concluded that designers must be concerned with the finer points of vehicle and track interaction in terms of static and dynamic track parameters, tire and rail design, flange to rail clearance and the matching of vehicle design features with the suspension and damping characteristics to reduce tractive resistance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • KOFFMAN, J L
  • Publication Date: 1964-12-18

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 1028-10
  • Serial:

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  • Accession Number: 00040108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM