Motored axles driven by spur gears are peculiar to electric and diesel electric traction. The bending and twisting moments in an axle driven through single spur gears by a nose-suspended motor of a freight locomotive, and a diagram of bending moments from static loads and overturning force in axle driven by spur gears from a traction motor are shown. Bending moment diagrams and a summary of stress calculations for the gear-driven axle of an express diesel-electric locomoitve, 5 feet 6 inches gauge are also illustrated. The mechanical properties for carbon and intermediate alloy steels, which conform to British Standards for axle fabrication, are given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • McArd, G W
  • Publication Date: 1941-6-20

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 676-679
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037697
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM