A NEW WHEEL MEASURING TECHNIQUE: STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT AND POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS

Berlin Technical University has developed a new signal transmission system. The system utilises the FM technique and permits signals from rolling wheels of non-driven vehicle axles to be transmitted by radio to the vehicle interior. When using suitable transducers at the wheel centres, accelerations, voltages and temperatures can be measured with this new system up to the highest speeds practicable with a wheel/rail system. For acceleration measurements, frequencies up to 10 kHz can be detected at present. An extension of the range up to 20 kHz is possible in a relatively simple way. In the meantime, the two-channel system was extended to five channels. The new wheel measuring procedure forms an essential basis for investigating the mechanisms of noise generation and wheel vibrations. In addition, it could substantially contribute to solving the still outstanding questions in the field of guidance, and it is highly suitable for matching the vehicle and track parameters relevant to vehicle running.

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    Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung

    Luetzowstrasse 105-196
    1 Berlin 30,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • HERBST, W
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 329-341
  • Serial:
    • Glasers Annalen ZEV
    • Volume: 104
    • Issue Number: 8-9
    • Publisher: Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung
    • ISSN: 0373-322X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM