TESTS OF EFFECT OF BALANCED WHEELS ON PASSENGER CAR RIDE PERFORMANCE

The test of balanced wheels in Car 20 of the Pere Marquette Steamliner indicated that the ride can be improved by using balanced wheels. Actual balancing of the wheels and the tests on the road show that if new wheels are statically balanced after they are finish-bored and ready to be pressed on the axles, they will give a good ride up to 100 m.p.h. For higher speeds closer balancing will be required. The amount of unbalance of new wheels should not exceed 3 ft. lbs. Closer balancing is not economically justifiable and will not improve the ride comfort. The ride quality was measured with accelerometers at train speeds of 40 to 90 m.p.h.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chesapeake and Ohio Railway

    Terminal Tower, PO Box 6419
    Cleveland, OH  USA  44101
  • Authors:
    • Guins, S G
  • Publication Date: 1948-5-21

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040127
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 5 Test Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM