The phenomenon of adhesion has since become the vital problem, representing the principal limitation to the increase in the magnitude of the tractive and braking forces at low speed as well as at medium speed. Scope and nature of the investigations concerning adhesion and its utilization have obviously developed in parallel to the importance attached to the problem itself. During the last decades, research on the subject of adhesion has not only developed considerably but its nature has also undergone a remarkable development. These different research programmes have already enabled several countries to achieve substantial improvements in the values of the adhesion coefficient which were applied in connection with the calculation of maximum train loads.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Verbeeck, H
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 34 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 1976 12:00AM