The paper deals with certain fundamental aspects of wagon design and performance. Torsional rigidity of four-wheel and bogie wagons, forces imposed by the track on the running gear, and the stresses imposed by the vehicle on the track are considered with particular reference to the establishment of an economically justifiable common goal based on all around optimum performance. Bogie rotational resistance, lozenging forces, friction and hydraulic damper particulars of the performance of modern four-wheel and bogie wagons are provided. The paper concludes with a brief reference to future trends regarding wagon design. 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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    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • KOFFMAN, J L
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00072489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM