The utilization of available locomotive wheel-rail adhesion has been and continues to be an area of great concern to locomotive builders and railroads throughout the world. In 1976, EMD completed an extensive four-year research program initiated to investigate the relationship between wheel-rail friction and wheel creep on a locomotive wheel. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of this friction-creep study. Included is a discussion of the various conditions that affect the friction-creep relationship. Test sites, test procedures, instrumentation, and data analysis methods are also discussed. The conclusions are aimed at providing an understanding of adhesion at the wheel-rail interface and how this pertains to locomotive utilization of that adhesion.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Joint Railroad Conference, April 9-10, 1980, Montreal,
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Logston Jr, C F
    • Itami, G S
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 80-RT-1 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM