WHEEL/RAIL VERTICAL FORCES IN HIGH-SPEED RAILWAY OPERATION
The nature and magnitude of the vertical forces between a railway vehicle wheel and the rail at a dipped rail joint is investigated using methods developed by British Rail. The dependence of these forces on the unsprung weight is determined and a procedure is given for the specification of new equipment to insure that the principal wheel/rail forces at higher speeds will not exceed those of a reference vehicle at conventional speeds.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the ASME for presentation at the Joint ASME-IEEE Railroad Conference held in Washington, D.C., March 30-April 1, 1977.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Radford, R W
- Publication Date: 1977-3-30
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Dynamics; Mathematical models; Motors; Noise control; Rail (Railroads); Rail joints; Railroad cars; Specifications; Suspension systems; Traction; Train track dynamics; Unsprung weight; Wheel loads; Wheels; Wheelsets (Railroads)
- Candidate Terms: Traction drives
- Uncontrolled Terms: Vertical dynamics
- Old TRIS Terms: Noise suspended; Unsprung mass
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00152422
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 77-RT-1 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM