HUNTING STABILITY OF RAIL VEHICLES WITH TORSIONALLY FLEXIBLE WHEELSETS

The effects of torsionally flexible wheelsets on the hunting stability of rail vehicles have been investigated by solving the eigenproblem. The primary model is that of a single truck with two torsionally flexible wheelsets. Results for a complete car model consisting of the car body, two trucks and four torsionally flexible wheelsets are also presented for comparison. This study shows that the hunting critical speed of rail vehicles is reduced significantly by the use of torsionally flexible wheelsets.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the ASME for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, November 30-December 5, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Doyle Jr, G R
    • PRAUSE, R H
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128625
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 75-WA/RT-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM