RUNNING SAFETY OF VEHICLES FITTED WITH THE AUTOMATIC COUPLER. COMMENTARY ON INTERIM REPORT RP 5
The longitudinal compressive force which a vehicle can accept without being derailed is a practicable criterion for assessing the suitability of the vehicle in service when equipped with the automatic (centre buffer) coupler. The methods of calculating the longitudinal compressive force are described in ORE Report B 125/RP 5. The methods of calculation were agreed by UIC and OSJD and those for bogie wagons jointly produced by the two organisations. The calculations are based on specified assumptions, which are explained and proved in this report.
- Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1977-10
- Features: Appendices; Figures;
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Couplers; Derailments; Dynamics; Force; Freight cars; Prevention; Rail (Railroads); Riding qualities; Stability (Mechanics); Train track dynamics; Wheels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Longitudinal forces
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic couplers; Automatic coupling; Center buffer couplers; Question b125; Riding stability
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Security and Emergencies; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00053284
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: B 125/RP 6
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM