STEERABLE STEEL WHEEL SYSTEMS AND WHEEL NOISE SUPPRESSION

Steel wheel/steel rail vehicles have a long and successful history in transportation; however, the irritating screech noise generated while negotiating sharp curves is a characteristic of these systems. This paper shows how steerable wheel systems can reduce curving noise, determines the necessary accuracy for effective noise reduction. The most effective method to reduce squeal is to provide accurate steering, and some methods of improving steering systems are suggested.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf Rec IAS 12th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, October 2-6, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Bleedorn, T G
    • Johnstone, B
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: n 77CH1246-8-IA Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1981 12:00AM