The paper deals with the utilization of the fibre composite technology developed by the aerospace industry and its application to rolling stock; it further deals with the integration of the support and guidance system "Creep-Controlled Wheelset" into a high-speed bogie. Starting with a short presentation of the characteristics of fibre composite materials, the paper continues to describe the creative possibilities in designing fibre composite constructions based on the use of such materials in practical service. The paper also points out the function and the intended purpose of the support and guidance system "Creep-Controlled Wheelset" and shows the results of the running tests conducted on the roller test rig of the Deutsche Bundesbahn at Munchen-Freimann. Furthermore, the paper presents the conception of a high-speed bogie featuring a fibre composite frame, it also shows the way to develop and accomplish such a bogie. The final section of the paper continues examples of design calculations and results of simulation runs for a bogie with fibre composite frame and creep-controlled wheelsets. Besides, there will be given the first test results, especially those concerning the roller rig tests on the prototypes of creep-controlled wheelsets and those regarding the static and dynamic tests on the longitudinal fibre composite frame for the new high-speed bogie.

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    Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung

    Luetzowstrasse 105-196
    1 Berlin 30,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Geuenich, W
  • Publication Date: 1985-2


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 69-77
  • Serial:
    • Glasers Annalen ZEV
    • Volume: 109
    • Issue Number: 2-3
    • Publisher: Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung
    • ISSN: 0373-322X

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  • Accession Number: 00451095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2003 12:00AM