This article, which is a description and analysis of the fundamental steering properties of four-wheel bogies, considers the limitations of bogie vehicles for high speed operation and compares their performance with estimates for the APT, the 250 Km/h advanced passenger train. Because bogies act to attenuate the effect of road bed irregularities, there are strong reasons to favor bogie vehicles whenever passenger comfort is a major consideration. A possible disadvantage is that bodies designed to be dynamically stable at high speeds may need a primary suspension which is too stiff for good steering properties. It is concluded from mathematical studies that a dynamically optimized bogie still provides satisfactory guidance, comparable with a four wheel vehicle with a very soft suspension, and bogies should not, therefore, be regarded as unsuitable for high speeds.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • NEWLAND, D E
  • Publication Date: 1968-10-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 745-750
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1976 12:00AM