In recent years, noise pollution created by railroad vehicles has become a major problem that must be solved urgently. The Teito Rapid Transit Authority and Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd. have received a subsidy from the Transportation Ministry of Japan to investigate the vibration and noise characteristics of several types of soundproof wheels. This paper presents the results of laboratory and field tests on the soundproof wheels, comparing them with conventional steel wheels. It is concluded that the resilient soundproof wheel can reduce noise under the car-body floor from 3 to 5 decibels, while the damping soundproof wheel can reduce it from 1 to 3 decibels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sumitomo Light Metal Industries, Limited

    500 Rono-wari, Chitose, Minato-ku
    Nagoya,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Satoda, K
    • Nishimura, S
    • Suzuki, M
    • Sugawara, S
    • Takamichi, H
    • ASANO, T
  • Publication Date: 1977-1


  • Japanese

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 68-81
  • Serial:
    • Sumitomo Metals
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Sumitomo Electric Industries Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1981 12:00AM