The German Railways initiated a thorough research into the question whether the new developments in locomotive and car construction assured safety in relation to the new developments in rail and track structures. Present day techniques are described in the ongoing studies and tests of the vehicle dynamics and wheel to rail interaction of locomotives. Among the data cited were measurements of an electric locomotive that indicated that the trailing axle wheel set of the two wheel truck imposed about double the lateral load against the rail as the leading axle wheel set on straight track. The discussion concluded that more research and testing would be continued, using more sophisticated measuring means that are available.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Schwanck, U
    • Minden, I W
  • Publication Date: 1964-4

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 149-165
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  • Accession Number: 00037592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM