Special spoked wheels have been instrumented by British Railways R&D to measure continuously all three directions of force during rotation of the wheel. The force transducer, a two bending-moment principle applied to overcome coupling produced by lateral and vertical forces, and vertical sensitivity increased by contouring the spokes are featured in the instrumentation set-up. The wheelset is installed on BR's laboratory coach and can measure forces at switch and crossing frogs, rail corrugation and other wheel-rail interactions. The raw data can be processed by an on-board computer.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Engineering Publications

    Penthouse 1, 15 West 55th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Pocklington, A R
    • ALLEN, R A
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 37-43
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM