Adhesion varies with time, place and weather conditions in a manner at present little understood. To build up a picture of adhesion variation through the year over tracks carrying all types of traffic, a twelve-month adhesion test programme has been started to survey adhesion levels on a circular route embracing all these variables. BR has developed a tribometer test train and when the first test period finishes the results it has obtained will form a "data bank" of prevailing adhesion conditions from which the correlation between adhesion and such factors as type of traffic, weather and time of day, can be determined.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 269
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 298
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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  • Accession Number: 00048188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 1974 12:00AM