HYDROKINETIC BRAKES TO STOP THE APT
Hydraulic brake dynamometers have a long history, but the principle has rarely been applied to traction except as a by-product of hydraulic power transmission. The brake developed for BR's Advanced Passenger Train uses cast aluminium vanes inside a thin-walled tubular axle of large diameter to convert kinetic energy into heat by churning water, which is then cooled in external radiators after the stop has been completed.
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IPC Transport Press, LimitedDorset House, Stamford Street
London SE1 9LU, England
- Shore, AGL
- Publication Date: 1973-2
- Pagination: 3 p.
- TRT Terms: Brakes; High speed rail; Technology
- Geographic Terms: United Kingdom
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced passenger trains; Braking systems; Hydrokinetic brakes
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00047480
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 13 1981 12:00AM