In mass transit operations like streetcar-, underground- and metro-operations the braking performance is of utmost importance. Depending on the type of service and type of brake system the requirements on the disc brake as service brake and emergency brake may be very high. The thermal and mechanical performance of the disc is, however, influenced by the choice of disc material, the effectiveness of the cooling and design. This paper discusses the requirements of the mass transit operations, the performance limits of disc brakes and the factors influencing these performance limits. The results are founded on extensive laboratory and service tests and computer analysis, which are reported.

  • 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:
    • Cavell, B G
    • Saumweber, C E
    • Berndt, P
    • Gerich, R
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 195-205

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1979-11 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM