The authors, who are Inspecteurs at the SNCF Rolling Stock and Research Departments, explain in this article the method adopted to determine the braking performance of modern highspeed trains (TGV 001), i.e., the distance needed to bring the train to a halt from various speeds with all the brakes in operation, then with all or part of each braking system isolated. This method is possible because the results of the tests are analysed by computer, and details are given of the programme and the principles on which it operates. The results are printed out directly and form an extremely useful catalogue with which all the brake equipment and the performance of future tractive stock can be defined with precision.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

    92 rue Bonaparte
    75 Paris 6e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Merle, A
    • Foureys, J
  • Publication Date: 1974-1


  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00054636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM