Investigation of rail friction (mu (sub y)), made on both wet and sanded rock, at speeds between 6 and 72 km/h, showed values ranging between 0.4 mu (sub y) and 0.5 mu (sub y) with banding leading to higher values. Values of mu (sub y) for lateral slip versus wheel-load are given as are values of mu (sub y) for a range of R(m) from 300 to 890 at speeds from 80 to 110 km/h. It was noted that the use of bogie intercouplers reduce rail friction (mu (sub y)) and flange wear.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Letter to the editor of the Railway Gazette.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • KOFFMAN, J L
  • Publication Date: 1970-5-15

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 367
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1976 12:00AM