GENERAL ASPECTS OF THE LATERAL DYNAMICS OF RAILWAY VEHICLES

Recent developments in research into the lateral dynamics of railway vehicles are reviewed with particular reference to dynamic stability, dynamic response, and curving. Two engineering aspects of this work are stressed - namely, the advantages of applying linear theory to a comprehensive study of vehicle dynamics, and the choice of basic assumptions required to make such studies realistic for design purposes.

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    • This paper appeared in Anthology of Rail Vehicle Dynamics, Volume 2: Effects of Train Action and Rail Car Vibration. The anthology was sponsored by the Rail Transportation Division, ASME. Presented at the Winter Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., Dec. 1-5, 1968.
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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • WICKENS, A H
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00047432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1976 12:00AM