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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Radford, R W
  • Publication Date: 1977-3-30

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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