LENGTH OF RAILWAY TRANSITION SPIRAL-ANALYSIS AND RUNNING TESTS

Report and analysis is made of length of railway transition spiral, to provide more information on fundamental factors related to the design of the spiral easement curves and the levels of acceleration suitable for the requisite comfort on diesel locomotive and modern passenger rail cars. Previous work and history are reviewed, and the problem is analyzed. Other topics considered include test procedures and instrumentation, passenger ride comfort, lateral forces on leading locomotive trucks, and effects of track variations. It is noted that reported results confirm British ride comfort results, despite more scatter in the plots of the current study here.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1963-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 91-129
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 65 N
    • Issue Number: 580
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM