DERAILMENTS. CAN MORE OF THEM BE EXPLAINED

Basic curve negotiation mechanics is dealt with. It is shown that these curve-negotiation forces are in no way related to centrifugal force. The forces are present if operating speed is exactly balanced by the super-elevation of the track. The article discusses the wheel and rail loadings developed by diesel locomotives. The data are based on calculations and experiments conducted by Electro-Motive. The information is believed to assist in explaining and preventing some of the derailments which railroads encounter.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Koci, L F
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Accession Number: 00050390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1974 12:00AM