FIRST INTERNATIONAL BRAKING CONFERENCE MARKS CENTENARY OF GALTON'S TESTS

The first International Conference on Railway Braking in York in September 1979 revealed wide areas of disagreement surrounding the choice of techniques and materials used in friction braking, whether applied to the tread or to a disc. With adhesion occasionally dropping as low as 0.03 due to contamination, even though brake designers specify 0.09 under adverse conditions, retardation can require rapid adjustment of braking force to maintain a low rate of slip. Despite some reservations about the value of today's wheel slide protection, microprocessors are likely to provide an answer once rapid-response actuators are available.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

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  • Accession Number: 00303258
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM