A GENERALIZED SPECIFICATION FOR COMPOSITION BRAKE BLOCKS FOR RAILWAY VEHICLES

The braking of railway vehicles may be improved technically and economically by a direct replacement of cast iron brake blocks by blocks of a composite material of the correct design and functional characteristic. Numerous available composite materials can introduce large savings due to their good wearing properties when compared to cast iron. As a result of excessive heat dissipation rates and thermal shock, rolling stock wheel treads can be seriously overstressed at the higher operating speeds by blocks of incorrect friction characteristic and physical design. This paper deals with the definition of the physical requirements related to the design of composition brake blocks for railway vehicles, and motivates a generalized specification for the performance characteristic.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Barnard, J H
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 694-703
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM