The article discusses briefly the complex nature of wheel-rail interaction and its modifications as they have been experimentally observed on the 1:4.5 scale IIT-GM-EMD wheel-rail interaction simulation equipment. Attention is drawn to some of the conventional solutions as regards wheel/rail contact and the stress factors involved and the author examines the possibility of applying them on American railways. After mentioning briefly some of the well-known contributions to these solutions in the field of rail vehicle dynamics, he underlines the need to improve wheel slide conditions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Kumar, S
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 599-610
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM