ANALYSIS OF WHEEL RAIL FORCE AND FLANGE FORCE DURING STEADY STATE CURVING OF RIGID TRUCKS

The wheel/rail forces and flange forces resulting from steady state curve negotiation are developed through analysis of a rigid two-axle truck. The analysis provides closed form relations for estimating wheel/rail forces, flange forces, truck angle of attack and sliding conditions for this type of truck as a function of curve radius. The wheel profiles are modeled by conical wheel treads with vertical wheel flanges and flange friction effects are included. The theory used includes both linear and nonlinear creep.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conferecne, April 28-30, 1981.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Weinstock, H
    • Greif, R
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 81-RT-5 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM