THE DEVELOPMENT OF CROSS-BRACED FREIGHT BOGIES

There is currently world wide interest in cross-braced, cross-anchored and radial trucks. These are all terms which describe trucks having wheelsets connected together in such a way as to increase the shear stiffness between them while leaving the wheelsets reasonably free to adopt a radial position when negotiating a curve. The impetus for the development of these trucks has come from the increasing demands of railways for higher operating speeds combined with good wheel-life, even when the route involves sharply curved sections. The cross-braced truck concept provides greater scope to the designer over the difficult compromise between stability and curving. This article describes theoretical studies which have been carried out to examine the potential of this type of truck and the experimental results obtained from track tests of a pair of development trucks.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • POLLARD, M G
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 736-758
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00307658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM