RAIL VEHICLE DISC BRAKE -- PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE

Details of some of the limitations of wheel tread brakes, and the consequent case for adoption of disc brakes, are followed by a description of the basic disc brake scheme. Current designs of disc, pad, and brake gear are discussed, an example of a British Rail application is given, and the paper concludes with notes on standardization and future possibilities.

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

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Tickle, CJF
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 167-181

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1979-11 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM