REDUCING THE NOISE NUISANCE FROM JAW-TYPE RAIL BRAKES

Since the Swiss Federal Railways' two large marshalling yards are situated close to residential areas and are particularly busy in the evening and night hours, very many people find the noise from the yards to be a disturbance. The dominant noise is the "screeching" which comes from the jaw-type retarders. By altering the brake materials and the jaw design the SBB have been able to reduce the noise intensity by about 30 dB and the noise frequency by about a factor of 30.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Pfander, J P
    • Schuepback, H R
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330650
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM