SNCF EXPERIMENTS WITH AN EDDY CURRENT ELECTROMAGNETIC BRAKE

EXPERIMENTATION PAR LA SNCF D'UN FREIN ELECTROMAGNETIQUE A COURANTS DE FOUCAULT

These experiments were carried out for the purpose of defining the values of all the parameters conditioning the efficiency of this type of braking system. Tests were on two types of block of different technical and magnetic design. Measurements were taken using two processes: (1) either at constant speeds where the holding-braking effort is balanced out by the tractive force of the locomotive; (2) or during braking to slow down where deceleration is brought about by the action of the blocks. The main results obtained in these experiments into the development of the retarding effort are shown in graph form as a function of the intensity, air gap, speeds and width of the rail head.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

    92 rue Bonaparte
    75 Paris 6e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Pouillet, P
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Language

  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00081274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM