REDUCTION OF MANUAL CALCULATIONS WHEN INVESTIGATING THE ADVANTAGES OF USING ELECTRIC AND HYDRODYNAMIC BRAKES
Simulation of train movements with the aid of an electronic data processing equipment, taking into consideration operating and economic factors, is used by the German Federal Railway to produce an economically optimum design of electric and hydrodynamic brakes. The resulting great quantity of data is handled by means of three data processing programs: (1) train movement calculation program; (2) brake system calculation program; and (3) program to ascertain the economy of brake systems. The programs are supplemented by manual evaluations.
- This paper was presented at the Third ORE Colloquium held in Amsterdam, May 8th to 10th 1973, and its Summary is contained in the Colloquium report #AZ40/RP 5/E; See RRIS #052511. Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Kraus, G D
- Publication Date: 1973-6
- TRT Terms: Brakes; Computer programs; Electric brakes; Hydrodynamics; Information processing
- Old TRIS Terms: Braking systems; Hydrodynamic brakes; Question az40
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00052574
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1976 12:00AM