BRAKING AND ACCELERATION FORCES ON BRIDGES. BRAKING TESTS ON STRAIGHT TRACK WITH A LONG TRAIN
The tests were designed to establish whether some reduction of peak braking effort might be obtained due to propagation time in a long train. Performed, more expediently on plain line with a train of oil tank wagons, some advantage for long bridges was proved, particularly with loose coupling. The tests serve to explain how, in a long train of 20 wagons, the resultant frictional coefficient falls below the value of 0.15 of the individual wagons. For economy they were performed in a station track at Reichertshofen with full and with shortened train, and with both close and loose coupling.
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D101/RP 7/E 7504Office for Research and Experiments, Oudenoord 60
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Brakes; Braking; Coefficient of friction; Friction; Vehicle tests
- Old TRIS Terms: Brake tests; Question d101
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00052652
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 1976 12:00AM