A NEW METHOD OF DYNAMICALLY STABILIZING RAILWAY BOGIES, FOUR-WHEEL WAGONS, AND ROAD-RAILERS AGAINST UNDESIRABLE LATERAL OSCILLATIONS

A new method is described of dynamically stabilizing railway bogies, four-wheel wapons, and road-railers so as to be proof against undesirable lateral oscillations. It is generally accepted that the root cause of all such oscillations is the inherent instability of the ordinary axle-set, i.e. the integral unit of live axle and two wheels. By seeking to eliminate this instability, the new method tackles the problem as its source. The principle relied upon in the method is that of the inertia-guided axle, i.e. an axle with a leading guiding arm that is integral with it in yaw and that is connected at its forward end, by means of a velocity damper, to a floating mass whose lateral inertia provides the necessary guidance. Alternate guiding arms come into action wherever the direction of travel is reversed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Williams, D
  • Publication Date: 1966

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 125-139
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 180

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PT. 3F Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM