WHEELSET STEERING FOR BOGIES OF RAILWAY VEHICLES

Examined are steered wheelsets as a means of reducing tread, flange and railhead-contact wear and of minimizing derailment tendencies. Longitudinal and lateral sliding resistances of leading and trailing wheelsets are discussed and the moving of the friction force center to coincide with the trailing wheelset is shown to reduce lateral sliding resistance to zero. Described are wheelset pivoting arrangements which greatly reduce flange wear and are reported to be highly satisfactory in service.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Broadfields (Technical Publishers) Limited

    Little Leighs
    Chelmsford, Essex CMB 1PM,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Schwanck, U
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 352-359
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail Engineering International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1976 12:00AM