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.
- 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.
American Iron and Steel Institute230 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL USA 60601
- Ionescu, T
- LIE, A
- Publication Date: 1978-10
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Dynamics; Elastomers; Roller bearings; Rubber; Springs (Vehicles); Three axle trucks; Trucks; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Elastomeric adapter mountings; Roller bearing adapters; Rubber springs; Truck dynamics
- Subject Areas: Design; Motor Carriers; Railroads;
- 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