As top speeds are raised to 200 km/h and above, air resistance becomes a dominant factor in the equations used to calculate train resistance, and close attention must therefore be given to streamlining and the effect of equipment mounted outside the bodyshell. The DB has recently carried out tests to prove the validity of train resistance formulae, and these can be used when planning high-speed passenger services to establish a relationship between journey speed and energy consumption.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gluck, H
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Accession Number: 00051385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Gazette International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM