SUSPENSION DESIGN FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE TWO-AXLE FREIGHT VEHICLES

The paper outlines the principal suspension performance criteria which needs to be satisfied when two-axle vehicles are operated at high speed. The derivation of a set of suspension parameters to meet these criteria is discussed. Suspension designs which realize these parameters are described. A test vehicle fitted with this design of suspension has been built and the results of track tests are given. Detailed dynamic studies and the mechanical design have been confirmed by the improved behavior of this vehicle. Its first cost is higher than designs such as the UIC double-link suspension, but maintenance requirements are minimized. This is one of five papers presented at a conference on High-Speed Freight Wagons.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at a conference arranged by the Railway Engineering Group of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 16 October 1969.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • WICKENS, A H
    • GILCHRIST, A O
    • Hobbs, AEW
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00072487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM