USE OF THE WEIGHT CONCEPT TO DEFINE THE EFFICIENCY OF A RAILWAY BRAKE

Braking efficiency is defined in different ways by the world's railway authorities operating under rules administered by bodies such as UIC (Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer -- Europe), AAR (Association of American Railroads -- North America) and also that of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Nevertheless, the end requirement is common to all railway authorities. After examining the many definitions of braking efficiency in use, the paper analyzes the UIC definition based on the brake weight concept and how it was derived.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International Conference on Railway Braking, University of York, England, September 26-27, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Heller, G
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 53-57

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1979-11 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM