SOUND EMISSION OF RAILWAY WHEELS AND TESTS ON NOISE-DAMPED WHEELS FOR LONG-DISTANCE AND LOCAL RAIL TRAFFIC

Because noise emission of wheels is the major factor in total noise environment of railways, resonance absorbers were developed for application inboard of the wheel rim. Tests have shown rolling noise of mainline trains is considerably reduced and wheel screech of transit vehicles is eliminated. The absorbers are simple, easily installed and rugged.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supported in cooperation with the Association of American Railroads, Federal Railroad Administration and Railway Wheel Association. Sixth International Wheelset Congress, October 22-26, 1978, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Iron and Steel Institute

    230 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60601
  • Authors:
    • Racquet, E
    • Tacke, G
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Iron and Steel Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2 Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM