IS RAIL ADHESION A LIMITATION ON THE GROWTH OF INTERNALLY POWERED LOCOMOTIVES?
This paper examines the extent in which internally powered locomotives are pressing the limit of the coefficient of adhesion between wheel and rail. Data are reviewed showing the results of tests to establish the coefficient. These data are compared to operating results on locomotives of high power per axle to show that there is ample room for growth in the power ratings before the adhesion limit is reached.
- Contributed by the Railroad Division of the ASME for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, New York, New York, November 25-30, 1962.
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- Meier, D R
- Publication Date: 1962-11-27
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: p. 8
- Publication of: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- TRT Terms: Adhesion; Axle loads; Coefficients; Diesel locomotives; Dynamics; Electric locomotives; High speed rail; Highway grades; Locomotives; Motors; Rail (Railroads); Railroad trains; Slopes; Steam locomotives; Technology; Train track dynamics; Velocity; Wheels
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Adhesion coefficient; Axle loadings
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00040377
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM