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.
- Conf Rec IAS 12th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, October 2-6, 1977.
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- Bleedorn, T G
- Johnstone, B
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Car wheels (Railroads); Noise; Noise control; Railroads; Rapid transit; Steering; Tractor trailer combinations; Trucks; Vehicle design; Vehicles
- Old TRIS Terms: Wheel screech noise
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Motor Carriers; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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