STATIC AND DYNAMIC STABILITY OF A CLASS OF THREE-AXLE RAILWAY VEHICLES POSSESSING PERFECT STEERING

For railway vehicles having coned wheels mounted on solid axles there is, in general, a conflict between stability of lateral deviations from the motion along the track and ability to steer round curves. However, the three-axle vehicle with zero bending stiffness and with shear elasticity between all wheelsets can satisfy the requirements of perfect steering and for a range of values of equivalent conicity possesses both static and dynamic stability. The static and dynamic stability of the most general form of symmetric three-axle vehicles is investigated, and stability criteria derived.

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    Swets and Zeitlinger BV

    3476 Heerweg, Publications Department
    Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • WICKENS, A H
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Pagination: p. 1-19
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  • Accession Number: 00164407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM