ALUMINUM CENTER WHEELS FOR RAPID TRANSIT RAIL SERVICE
This paper is a report on the experience with aluminum-center steel rim wheels used on the rapid transit cars on Bay Area Rapid Transit. These wheels are exhibiting some properties not noticed previously. Some particular problems encountered are cited and the measures taken to counteract their effect are described. It is intended as a preliminary report to the industry, with further data to follow, as they become available.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the IEEE-ASME Joint Railroad Conference, San Francisco, California, April 15-17, 1975.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Van Overveen, J P
- Grosser, J F
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Spacing; Stresses; Structural analysis; Vehicle design; Wheels
- Identifier Terms: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
- Old TRIS Terms: Aluminum center wheels; Wheel axle interference; Wheel design; Wheel mounting techniques; Wheel spacing; Wheel stresses
- Subject Areas: Design; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00095227
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 75-RT-5
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM