TESTS ON AUTOMATIC COUPLINGS. THE CROSS-BEAM AND SLIDING CRADLE SUSPENSION
During 1967 and 1968, development work on the automatic coupler was chiefly concerned with its suspension since its design governs principally the extent of the work involved in preparing the vehicles. The suspension provides the necessary horizontal, vertical and axial freedom of movement and, after uncoupling, centers the coupler. In this report, the design and operation of the cross-beam and sliding cradle suspension are explained and the studies and tests which, in the course of the development work, were conducted to assess design, operating, maintenance engineering and economic characteristics, are described. General and detailed sketches with data of matching dimensions and the space required, spring diagrams, tables and photographs complete the report.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1969-10
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 55 p.
- TRT Terms: Couplers; Design; Motor vehicles; Ride quality; Stability (Mechanics); Tests; Train track dynamics
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic couplers; Automatic coupling; Center buffer couplers; Question b51
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00053041
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: B51/RP 7/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 3 1976 12:00AM