This international conference held in September, 1979 and brings into focus all the modern aspects of railway braking. Papers presented include material dealing with the various types of braking systems in use, metallurgical considerations, thermal aspects and design problems of both freight and passenger transport, throughout Europe and in the United States. Contents include: Thermal Aspects of Railway Braking; Principles of Brake Control System Design; The Use of the Brake Weight Concept to Define the Efficiency of a Railway Brake; High Phosphorus Cast Irons; Tread Brake Actuation Systems; Thermal Damage to Wheels; Research for Improved Wheel Materials; The Choice of Materials for Friction Brakes; Materials for Brake Discs of Rail Vehicles; Copper Disc Brakes on the Advanced Concept Train; Multiple Brakes: A Choice for Railway Vehicle Designers; Specification and Design of Braking Systems; Braking of High Speed Passenger Trains and others.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Pagination: 328 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00311464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1982 12:00AM