PRESS FITS FOR WHEELSETS UNDERLYING HIGHEST SERVICE LOADS

Assurance of the integrity of the press fit of wheels, gears and brake discs in wheelset assembly is vital. Stress analysis of such fits is possible; details of mounting all such elements are available. The interference and coefficient of adhesion are important in all press fits. Extreme conditions such as brake shoe heating are the principal threat to successful force fits. A conical wheelseat/hub assembled by hydraulics is practicable for locomotive driving axles.

  • 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:
    • Wiedemann, S
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184177
  • 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