COMBINATION FRICTION BRAKING SYSTEMS FOR FREIGHT CARS
The improvement in railroad capacity requires among other things, the ability to safely increase speeds on significant downgrades. A means of doing this by way of a combination of on tread and off tread brakes is shown along with dynamometer data to support the method both technically and economically. An historical review of the need for supplementary braking is also included.
- 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
- Blaine, D G
- Cabble, G M
- Grejda, F J
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Brakes; Braking performance; Deceleration; Disc brakes; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Brake design; Braking systems; Train stop criteria; Tread braking
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00095230
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 75-RT-11
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 2 1976 12:00AM