EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF THE ELASTIC CORRELATION IN A HORIZONTAL PLANE BETWEEN AXLE AND BOGIE ON A DIESEL ELECTRIC CO-CO LOCOMOTIVE

The axial and radial characteristics of the elastomeric "silent blocks" between truck frames and journal boxes of the three-axle locomotives were analyzed to minimize stresses and damage to these guiding elements. The effectiveness of injection-moulded blocks as compared with those pressed between inner and outer housing was appraised; moulded blocks were found to be more elastic. Analysis and measurement of these elements yields data useful on designing and optimizing such assemblies.

  • 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  United States  60601
  • Authors:
    • Ionescu, T
    • LIE, A
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184172
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Iron and Steel Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2 Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM