Whereas traction engines of 2000 to 3000 hp were adequate a decade ago, the current requirement is for outputs increasing from 3000 hp to as high as 6000 hp. This has necessitated the introduction of highly rated traction diesel engines on a larger scale. Traction applications impose certain constraints in view of the limitations of loading gauge and permitted axle loads. Size, shape and weight of the diesel engine, therefore, become critical. Higher horse power output from single units necessarily requires the development of engines of comparatively higher specific power output per unit of weight and envelope volume.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bhalla, P
    • Sondhi, J
    • Syngal, S P
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00051375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1974 12:00AM