EXTENSIONS TO THE THEORY OF THE ELECTRONIC RAIL CONTACT

A thin rail surmounted by a transverse strip of sheet metal was used for the basic measurements of the properties of the electronic rail contact. A covering theory is provided for three cases: 1) A transverse sheet metal strip of finite width is directly welded to the rail (zero air gap); 2) A metal strip of infinite width is separated from the rail by an air gap; 3) A metal strip of finite width is separated from the running edge of the rail by an air gap. In the first two cases the behavior conforms with the expectations: the magnetic flux density around the running edge of the rail decreases as the width of the transverse sheet metal strip is increased and the size of the air gap is reduced. In the third case the flux density increases beyond zero and the air gap is reduced--a result which conforms with the recorded measurements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Springer Verlag

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    New York, NY  USA  10010
  • Authors:
    • Kaden, H
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00312434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM