SOME ASPECTS OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN RAILWAY VEHICLE AND TRACK

This paper describes aspects of experimental research on the South African Railways into the conditions affecting the riding quality of railroad vehicles. Parameters which influence the vertical riding quality of railway vehicles are given against the theory of forced vibrations. Results recorded during riding quality tests were found to be in good agreement with the theory. A method of simulating vertical oscillations of railway vehicles on a digital computer is outlined.

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    • 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:

    South African Institute of Civil Engineers

    P.O. Box 1187, 75 Marshall Street
    Johannesburg,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Labuschagne, T J
    • SCHEFFEL, H
  • Publication Date: 1969-10

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  • Pagination: p. 247-252
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1976 12:00AM