Constant-force dampers are attractive for rolling stock with small differences between loaded and empty conditions such as passenger coaches but are not for freight wagons where the tare/loaded weight ratio is high which calls for displacement-responsive damping. Friction damping and viscous-damping are mathematically compared and assessed. The author warns of pitfalls when 'scaling down'.

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    Broadfields (Technical Publishers) Limited

    Little Leighs
    Chelmsford, Essex CMB 1PM,   England 
  • Authors:
    • KOFFMAN, J L
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 414-420
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail Engineering International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1976 12:00AM