ONE STEP TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NON-CONVENTIONAL WHEELSET

EIN SCHRITT AUF DEM WEG ZUM UNKONVENTIONELLEN RADSATZ

A lighter wheelset can be obtained by means of an assembly technique involving lower fixing stresses. A series of studies and assessments have revealed a possible solution: the DB has been experimenting with wheelsets assembled with adhesives, taking certain special precautions. Four of these adhesive-assembled wheelsets with low fixing stresses have now completed 250,000 km of trouble-free operation. A description is given of tests on a static model, on a rolling load fatigue testing machine, and operating tests. Excess tire contraction was only 0.45% in the case of adhesive-assembled wheelsets, as compared with 1.5% for hot shrunk fitted tires.

  • Authors:
    • Hegenbarth, F
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00081272
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM