STEADY-STATE MOTION OF RAILWAY VEHICLES ON CURVED TRACK

A simplified linear theory of steady-state curve traversing is developed for truck and two axled vehicles. The approach is based on providing guidance by creep forces in conjunction with wheel conicity, so that flange contact is normally avoided. It is shown that this approach is realistic for a wide range of vehicle and track parameters. However, steering by creep forces is limited by the onset of wheel slip. Representative experimental results for a two-axled vehicle are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This abstract is also contained in "A Bibliography on the Design and Performance of Rail Track Structures", September 1974, RRIS #072794, which was prepared for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BOOCOCK, D
  • Publication Date: 1969-12

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  • Accession Number: 00072809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1976 12:00AM