The paper defines the factors influencing decisions in specifying and designing braking systems. It discusses experience gained from existing systems, including an analysis of these systems; various factors related to the local environment and conditions; and various aspects of detailed component design. Two examples are described: a "green field" design; and a design for general purpose use in an established railway system of varied nature, with allowance for future change.

  • 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:
    • Anscombe, R L
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 263-276

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1979-11 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM