NETWORK APPROACH TO BRAKE PIPE LEAKAGE
Network models are presented to describe the effects of brake pipe leakage. The pressure distribution along the brake pipe of a multi-car train is treated through either of two ladder network models. Each network section represents a single car length of brake pipe and contains a series element and a shunt element. The two models differ only in the shunt element selected. This element may be either a flow sink or an orifice. In both models the overall effect of leakage depends on its location relative to the locomotive. When the leakage occurs further from the locomotive it exerts a larger influence on the pressure distribution. These leakage effects are formulated in quantitative terms from the models.
- Paper for Meeting, November 27--December 2, 1977.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Katz, S
- Cheng, R M
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Air brakes; Brake components; Brake lines; Brakes; Braking performance; Instruments for measuring loads or pressure; Leakage; Mathematical models; Measurement; Network analysis (Planning); Pipe flow; Pressure; Rolling stock
- Old TRIS Terms: Brake pipe leakage; Pressure measurement
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00173157
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: n 77-WA/Flcs-10
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM