ADHESION OF LOCOMOTIVES FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THEIR CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION. GENERAL REPORT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF SPARKING FOR IMPROVING LOCOMOTIVE ADHESION
In 1956 the SNCF gave the Battelle Institute a research project, the object of which was the improvement of the adhesion between wheel and rail of electric locomotives. In 1962 when sparking had been found by the SNCF to be a promising method, research was continued by the International Union of Railways. The advancement of the work, and in particular the present stage, which has resulted in sparking by a single electrode necessitates a review of the whole project. The present report summarises briefly the different stages of the work, analyses the results achieved and shows various possibilities of pracical application, and is a continuation of report RP 3.
- Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1966-3
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Adhesion; Coefficient of friction; Equipment tests; Locomotives; Sparks; Tests; Train track dynamics; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Locomotive design; Locomotive sparking; Question b44; Test equipment
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00052945
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: B44/RP 5/E Intrm Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM