RESEARCH ON THE OPERATION OF A FROG WITH A CONTINUOUS ROLLING SURFACE. DYNAMIC TESTING OF A CROSSOVER WITH A CONTINUOUS ROLLING SURFACE

ISSLEDOVANIE RABOTY KRESTOVINY S NEPRERYVNOI POVERKHNOST'IU KATANIIA. DINAMICHESKIE ISSPYTANIIA PEREVODA S NEPRERYVNOI POVERKHNOST'IU KATANIIA V PUTI

To achieve high passenger train speeds a whole series of problems must be solved--the creation of rolling stock with improved suspension components, switches allowing such speeds and reliable and fast-acting signals with centralized traffic control and communications. Dynamic tests of frogs under the passage of a freight train moving below 100 km/hr showed high stability and allowed recommendation of this design for further testing. Dynamic testing of test frogs beneath scheduled freight and passenger trains showed: (1) The cast portion of the rail wing manufactured from high manganese steel has a sufficient safety factor; (2) The movable point manufactured from special profile ramp rails, in light of its capacity, has almost a double safety factor; (3) The maximum measured transverse movement of the wheels within the limits of the frog did not exceed 1.8 mm, with a mean of 1.1 mm.; (4) The transverse forces and stresses in the resilient points during the movement of the frog agrees well with calculations. Until these tests were carried out, the permissible speed straight through a switch was 160 km/hr and for the diverging movement 50 km/hr; further testing at speeds up to 220 km/hr can be recommended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Abstract only is available in English, original untranslated as of November 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    USSR Ministry of Railways

    Scientific Research Lab of Railway Switch Maintenance
    Moscow,   USSR 

    Lenin Institute of Railroad Transport Engineers

    Leningrad,   USSR 
  • Publication Date: 1973

Language

  • Russian

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1976 12:00AM