An analytical expression is derived for the low speed transfer function of a bogie, from which conclusions can be drawn regarding the effect of the elastic connections between wheelsets on dynamic behavior. At higher speeds inertia effects of the unsprung masses have a negative effect on dynamic behavior, the magnitude of this effect being different for different types of elastic connections. This is also reflected in the critical speed and the interaction between body and bogie. With respect to the wear of wheels and rails on curved track, the range of radii of curves which can be traversed without flange contact and, for small radii, the rate of increase of flange force and angle of attack of the leading wheelset are important factors. Some expressions are derived for the effect of the elastic connections between wheelsets on these factors.

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    Swets and Zeitlinger BV

    3476 Heerweg, Publications Department
    Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Keizer, C P
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

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  • Accession Number: 00310693
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM