The performance of vehicle suspension can be adversely affected by lateral plane design, which appears to be of minor importance. The low order restoring forces due to swinglinks, which are about one ton per inch per bolster, are discussed as to their relationship to ride quality. A Bo-Bo electric locomotive with 20 inch vertical swinglinks is used as an example. The link ends were mounted on rubber and rubber snubbers were required to prevent impact between the bolster and the track frame. Lateral pull tests are described on this system, which were conducted to determine source of the poor ride quality. It is shown that the effective length of the 20 inch swinglinks is only 6.8 inches.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Batchelor, G H
  • Publication Date: 1964-5-1

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 353-356
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM