In rolling country, the possibility of severe train action excited by the track profile is a constant design problem. A consideration of car energy in rolling terrain leads, in a relatively simple way, to the identification of terrain features which causes severe train action. Train action, as the rail line traverses a valley in a level or sloping plateau, is considered. Track profile design criteria can be established. The use of a power application strategy, coupled with a track profile strategy, permits a train to negotiate conditions which have, in the past, required heavy train braking and severe speed limitations to avoid severe train action.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • CORNEIL, E R
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-39
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM