BOGIE CURVING TRIALS, RAIL PROFILING AND THEORETICAL MODELLING TO REDUCE RAIL DETERIORATION AND WHEEL WEAR ON CURVES

A novel technique of rail profiling is presented which has been used in curved track and has been found to greatly reduce the rate of wear on the high or outer rail. Wheel wear is similarly reduced. Instrumented ore car trials also aimed at reducing wheel and rail wear by improved bogie tracking are described. Rail geometry and bogie characteristics are linked by a digital computer model designed to study the numerous interacting variables and predict optimum values for each.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-7

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  • Accession Number: 00303676
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session 203 Pap G.1 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM