For future railway vehicles the design engineer has currently very little choice in the foundation brakes available. The choice between tread brakes and disc brakes is made largely on the grounds of capacity to achieve specified duties. Design evaluation together with laboratory and track tests indicate that the multiplate brake offers an opportunity to brake railway vehicles economically over the spectrum from high speed freight vehicles through to the fastest passenger trains. Major advantages of low mass and small size should ease design problems in the tightly constrained area around the wheelset and vehicle underbody.

  • 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:
    • BURT, HGP
    • Fitzgerald, L
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 253-261

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1979-11 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM