TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH SPEED RAILWAY BEARINGS

The environment for high-speed journal bearings involves a number of complex interacting factors. A dynamic simulation has been developed that allows bearings to be assessed under relevant and reproducible test conditions. It has been shown that the bearing force environment can be divided into static, quasi-static and random dynamic components. Thermal considerations are important in determining high-speed roller-bearing performance. Friction torque measurements are useful in examining bearing behavior. A relevant test must consider both thermal and dynamic loads.

  • 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:
    • Beagley, T M
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184176
  • 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