The eddy-current brake developed by French National Railways has been redesigned to reduce the high temperatures produced by deceleration from very high speeds. A coil with increased air gap in non-critical areas makes this possible. A configuration which would produce eddy currents in wheels or braking discs as well as in the rail could reduce the thermal load in the rail itself where track buckling might result from passage of frequent trains being braked.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Baermann, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Accession Number: 00149457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Gazette International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM