THE IMPACT OF STONES HITTING AGAINST THE LOCOMOTIVE WINDSCREENS

STEINE GEGEN LOKOMOTIVSCHEIBEN

The windscreens on motive power units must be strong to protect drivers from the impact of solid objects, especially since train speeds are increasing. The author describes an experimental measuring device to help in choosing windscreens which are acceptable both from the technical and and the economic point of view and which provide satisfactory protection for locomotive drivers. A solid propellant is used to project a stone weighing one kg at 400 km/h in a tube measuring one metre long and with an inside diameter of 100 mm. A photoelectric method is used to measure the speed of the stone before it hits the the windscreen.

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    Dr Arthur Tetzlaff Verlag

    Niddastrasse 64
    Frankfurt am Main,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Kalkbrenner, E
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 345-346
  • Serial:
    • Eisenbahningenieur
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Tetzlaff Verlag GmbH
    • ISSN: 0013-2810

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1976 12:00AM